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No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
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No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Original name: El coronel no tiene quien le escriba
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still waiting, living with the pain of the death of his son.
Style: sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: pension, colonel, parents and children, hopes, small town, family relations, couple relations, family life, haunted by the past, small town life, downfall, poverty, death of son, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch, love and romance, unemployment, society, human nature, couples, dealing with death, down on your luck, social relations, religion, debt ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america

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Duration: 109 min.
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Here and There (2012)
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Duration: 110 min.
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Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
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The Sensation of Sight (2006)
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