Paging Emma

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Paging Emma
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Don't ask why
Directed by Roberto Busó-García
Produced by Roberto Busó-García
Amy Geng
Todd Y. Park
Carlos González-Salicrup
Written by Roberto Busó-García
Starring Lynn Evans
Mark Fish (writer)
Michael Stone
Patrick Cartmel
Amanda Byron
Rocky Venegas
Tanya Soler
Pablo Cunqueiro
Music by Thomas DeRenzo
Release date
  • 1999 (1999)
Running time
112 minutes
Country Puerto Rico
Language English
Budget $600,000.00

Paging Emma is a 1999 Puerto Rican film written and directed by Roberto Busó-García.

Plot summary[edit]

The film follows Emma Donne, who is left with nothing after witnessing the shooting and abduction of her husband. Lacking family and friends, she immerses herself in the only thing she has left: her work. As an operator at a paging company, Emma is a modern-day messenger. She begins to find solace by living vicariously through the message she relays... and what once was a dreadful chore becomes an obsession for her. Methodically, Emma retreats from the world around her and starts to substitute her basic need for human contact with these meaningless and impersonal messages. After months without a clue about her husband's disappearance, Emma starts receiving personal and intimate messages that only her husband could write. With nothing to lose but her life, Emma gets involved and follows the lead of the mystifying messages. Caught in an ever-widening web of lies and strange coincidences, Emma realizes that events are not always what they seem, as dark secrets about her previous "perfect" life begin to surface.

The film had a theatrical premiere in Puerto Rico in November 1999.

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