No One Writes to the Colonel (film)
|No One Writes to the Colonel|
|Directed by||Arturo Ripstein|
|Produced by||Gabriel Ripstein|
Paz Alicia Garciadiego|
Gabriel García Márquez
|Music by||David Mansfield|
|Edited by||Fernando Pardo|
|Distributed by||Alta Films|
No One Writes to the Colonel (Spanish: El coronel no tiene quien le escriba) is a 1999 Spanish-language film directed by Arturo Ripstein. It was an international co-production between France, Spain and Mexico. It is based on the eponymous novella by Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez.
- Fernando Luján - El coronel
- Marisa Paredes - Lola
- Salma Hayek - Julia
- Rafael Inclán - Padre Ángel
- Ernesto Yáñez - Don Sabas
- Daniel Giménez Cacho - Nogales
- Esteban Soberanes - Germán
- Patricia Reyes Spíndola - Jacinta
- Odiseo Bichir - Dr. Pardo
- Julián Pastor - Lugones
- Eugenio Lobo - Álvaro
The production of the film was somewhat of a family affair, with Arturo Ripstein directing, his wife Paz Alicia Garciadiego writing the screenplay, and their son Gabriel Ripstein making his debut as producer.
The film was Mexico's official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not manage to receive a nomination. It was also entered into the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.
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- "Record 47 Countries In Oscar Contention" (Press release). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 1999-11-22. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
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