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Bienvenido-Welcome (1994)

During a business trip a married man has an affair with a blonde who leaves him the message "Welcome to the world of sida".

Director:

Gabriel Retes

Writers:

Lourdes Elizarrarás (as María del Pozo), Gabriel Retes | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Retes ... Mariano Pacheco / Guevara
Lourdes Elizarrarás Lourdes Elizarrarás ... Maria Sanchez / Maria Blanco
Luis Felipe Tovar ... José Molina / León de la Lama
Jesse Borrego ... Dario / Jijio
Fernando Arau Fernando Arau ... Jose Consuelo Gómez / Messenger
Juan Claudio Retes Juan Claudio Retes ... Richard Martínez / Sebastian
José Manuel Fernández José Manuel Fernández
Lucila Balzaretti Lucila Balzaretti ... Union Delegate
Claudia Fernández Claudia Fernández ... Asist. Director
Javier Castillo Javier Castillo ... Maifriend
Francisco de la O Francisco de la O ... Screenwriter / Vladimir Ilich
María Fernanda García María Fernanda García ... Make-up artist
Marcel Sisniega Marcel Sisniega ... Marcos Tapia
Desiree Rios Desiree Rios ... Ann / Director's Wife
Diego de la Texera Diego de la Texera ... Photography Director
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During a business trip a married man has an affair with a blonde who leaves him the message "Welcome to the world of sida".

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Mexico

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Release Date:

18 August 1995 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Great example of modern Mexican quality cinema
4 February 2006 | by congamanSee all my reviews

One of the earliest films in the modern period of Mexican quality cinema. Bienvenido Welcome is a perfect mix between drama and comedy with a very unusual and quite authentic way of telling one story that becomes two. Gabriel Retes is known for his unorthodox approach to his stories and his very Mexican way of seeing drama trough a "comedy lens". In many ways He could be the Woody Allen of Mexican cinema.

Bienvenido Welcome tells the story of a man that, after cheating on his wife on a business trip, faces the possibility of having been infected with AIDS, and the various dilemmas he has to face. At first glance this might seem like any other ordinary drama, but this film has one of the must unusual and comical twists a film could ever have.


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