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The Comet (1999)

El cometa (original title)
After witnessing the arrest of her father for publishing "subversive" material against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, Valentina escapes taking a sack of gold coins with her in order to ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Luna ... Victor
Ana Claudia Talancón ... Valentina
Gabriel Retes ... Romualdo, Víctor's Father
Carmen Maura ... Lupe
Patrick Le Mauff Patrick Le Mauff ... Guy
Manuel Ojeda ... Procopio
Fernando Rubio Fernando Rubio ... Maximino
Arcelia Ramírez ... Pussy Cordelia
Juan Carlos Colombo ... The Major
José Antonio Coro José Antonio Coro ... Priest
Alfredo Gurrola Alfredo Gurrola ... Evaristo, Valentino's Father
Patricia Aguirre Patricia Aguirre ... Doña Nacha
José R. Palacios José R. Palacios ... Melquíades
Jaime Estrada Jaime Estrada ... Ramos
Valdiri Durand Sistach Valdiri Durand Sistach ... Young Man in Train Station (as Valdiri Durand)
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After witnessing the arrest of her father for publishing "subversive" material against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, Valentina escapes taking a sack of gold coins with her in order to hand it over to rebel Francisco I. Madero, who is in San Antonio, Texas. That is how Valentina begins a long journey as a member of a traveling circus, where she finds love next to Victor, who, fascinated by the cinematographer, films everything that occurs before his eyes, in times of great political turbulence. Written by Anonymous

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Accomplice of a great cause and a great love. See more »


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Mexico | France | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 January 1999 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Comet See more »

Filming Locations:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Victor and Valentina
13 June 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

This Mexican film directed and written by Jose Buil and Marisa Sistach, takes us back to the beginning of the last century to the times when the country was at the brink of the revolution that took place in the 1910's in that country.

We meet Victor, the son of the owner of a small circus that travels the back roads of Mexico bringing their kind of entertainment to the masses. Victor is befriended by Guy, a French man, who brought one of the Lumiere cameras to the country and shows his films to the unsophisticated crowds. Victor falls in love with the technology and Guy, sensing the young man's eagerness, is happy to part with his camera.

At the same time, we are taken to Valentina's house, where her father is preparing pamphlets that are pro-Madero, who is in exile in San Antonio. As the police raids the place, Valentina is able to hide in an attic with the money that has been collected for the cause. After she flees the house, she ends up at the circus. Victor takes a liking to the young woman; it's clear he has fallen in love with the innocent girl.

The saga of Victor and Valentina as they elude the police that is on her trail is at the center of the action. The atmosphere of the circus and its performers comes alive in the film. Victor's father is a dying man and he expects his son to keep his trade, but the young man has been bitten by the bug of the cinema as he films whatever strikes his fancy with the primitive movie camera.

The DVD we recently watched was almost impossible to see because of the dark tones used by the cinematographer, Gabriel Beristain. Most of the time was hard to distinguish the actors against the mainly night action of the film. One can't imagine if it was the directors intention, or just the way it turned out, but be warned that most of the images are almost lost in the dark backgrounds.

Victor Luna, a talented actor, is Victor. Ana Claudia Talancon plays the beautiful Valentina. Carmen Maura makes an appearance as Lupe, Victor's father companion. Patrick LeMauff is Guy, the French man who introduces Victor to the world of cinema.


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