No One Writes to the Colonel (film)

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No One Writes to the Colonel
No One Writes to the Colonel FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Arturo Ripstein
Produced by Mariela Besuievski
Written by Paz Alicia Garciadiego
Gabriel García Márquez
Starring Fernando Luján
Cinematography Guillermo Granillo
Edited by Fernando Pardo
Amaranta Films
DMVB Films
Television Espanola
Distributed by Alta Films
Release dates
2 June 1999
Running time
118 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

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.



The film was Mexico's official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not manage to receive a nomination.[1] It was also entered into the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


  1. ^ "Record 47 Countries In Oscar Contention" (Press release). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 1999-11-22. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: No One Writes to the Colonel". Retrieved 2009-10-04. 

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