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Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon (2015)

Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon is a short story written about a 30 year old carpenter who makes bird cages as a hobby . He has a girlfriend named Ursula ("wife") who he has been unmarried ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Guillermo Iturbide Arriaga ...
Pepe
Rodrigo Ochoa Guzmán ...
Doctor
Gerardo Oñate ...
Balthazar (as Garymael Oñate)
Ileana Oseguera Pardo ...
Mrs. Montiel
Ana Paula Tavera ...
Ursula
Abraham Zinistra ...
Mr. Montiel
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Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon is a short story written about a 30 year old carpenter who makes bird cages as a hobby . He has a girlfriend named Ursula ("wife") who he has been unmarried to for 4 years and no children. Balthazar makes a beautiful cage which is publicaly admired and considered his best piece of work . Many people are interested in the cage but Balthazar remains loyal to the customer that originally ordered it . It turns out the the person who ordered the cage was a 12 year old boy and his parents were unaware that he ordered it . The parents refused to pay for it and the boy had a fit . Instead of taking the cage , Balthazar gave it to him for free . He left the boys and his family's house and someone asked him how much he got for it . He responded "sixty pesos" . Then he went out and got drunk for the first time and bought everyone drinks celebrating his 60 pesos that he was never given . The story ends with him looking dead lying on the street drunk . Written by Lea Saunders

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Short | Drama

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23 March 2015 (Mexico)  »

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Budget:

MXN 4,000 (estimated)
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The short film is an adaptation of Gabriel García Marquez's story: "La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar". The short film is based entirely on the story, except on the Doctor's age. See more »

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