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One Day of Life (1950)

Un día de vida (original title)
A story about two men caught in the Mexican revolution: close friends before, but now on the opposite sides. One of them is military officer, while the other one expects capital punishment.... See full summary »

Director:

Emilio Fernández
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Cast

Cast overview:
Columba Domínguez ... Belén Martí
Roberto Cañedo Roberto Cañedo ... Coronel Lucio Reyes
Fernando Fernández ... General Felipe Gómez
Rosaura Revueltas ... Mamá Juanita
Eduardo Arozamena Eduardo Arozamena ... Pomposo
Julio Villarreal ... Manuel Ignacio Landa y Márquez del Toro Bravo
Arturo Soto Rangel
José Torvay ... Don Manuel, maestro de escuela
Jaime Fernández ... Teniente
Agustín Fernández Agustín Fernández
Salvador Quiroz Salvador Quiroz
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A story about two men caught in the Mexican revolution: close friends before, but now on the opposite sides. One of them is military officer, while the other one expects capital punishment. The prisoner's mother comes to visit his son, unaware that his former best friend is now his enemy. Written by nitorch

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

23 November 1950 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Dia de Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Production Co:

Cabrera Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Unrecognised musical classic
30 July 2018 | by bpetrovi717See all my reviews

My mother, a film fan whose opinion I always trust, suggested that we see One Day In Life because she watched it some forty years ago and still remembered the effect it had on her back then.

And truly, the film can be considered a small classic of non-american cinema. In a turbulent historical period viewer gets to witness a simple but so strong story of love between mother and son. Even though he will be executed the next day for his political crimes he has only one goal, to see his mother on her birthday as he always did.

Films acting and characters are solid and well played out, with simple but strong motivations. There are also some great examples of skillful cinematography. But along with the powerful story the true star of the film is its music. Constant vibrant score that elevates the atmosphere and amazing and catchy mexican mariachi songs with emotional messages truly elevate the film and make it so mesmerizing.

Seeing tears in your mother's eyes after she had seen a film that she hadn't seen more than forty years really shows how touching and eternal this picture is. The relatable story of love and loss is portrayed with emotion and skill. And of course the incredible music will follow you much after seeing the film, bring tears to your eyes and for a moment help you remember of undying love between a mother and a child.


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