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Gabriel Retes

  • Mar 25, 1947 (age 72)

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2018
El viaje de Keta
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MovieMay 26, 2018

El viaje de Keta

Keta is s big girl, with big hair who has big dreams but …
Keta is s big girl, with big hair who has big dreams but somehow she finds herself selling drugs.
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The Revolution and the Artists
MovieMar 1, 2018

The Revolution and the Artists

A romance between the …
A romance between the painters and writers: Dr. Atl and Nahui Olin arises in the 20's, the golden age of Mexican art, when the seeds of modern art and education were planted.
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2016
EnamorDados
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MovieMar 9, 2016

EnamorDados

A romance between the painters and writers: Dr. Atl and …
A romance between the painters and writers: Dr. Atl and Nahui Olin arises in this era, the 20's, while Jose Vasconcelos founded the Ministry of Education and call all the intellectuals of the country for this project.
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2014
Quetzalcoatl
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MovieJun 1, 2014

Quetzalcoatl

The ancient Aztecs were galactic timekeepers who kept …
The ancient Aztecs were galactic timekeepers who kept accurate records of the skies and all the planetary movement. By studying these accurate records they prophesied planetary events that would take place a thousand years into the future. Their beloved GOD, Quetzalcoatl holds the keys and has returned.
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2013
Port Father
MovieAug 30, 2013

Port Father

Port Father is a drama film directed by Gustavo Fallas.
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Casi treinta
MovieJul 21, 2013

Casi treinta

In Casi Treinta, the 29-year-old Emilio (Manuel Balbi), a rich …
In Casi Treinta, the 29-year-old Emilio (Manuel Balbi), a rich employee of an airline who wants to be a writer, finds his new love in the 18-year-old Cristina (Eiza González). They break up after Emilio becomes absorbed by his job when he receives a promotion. Eventually, Emilio becomes engaged to a woman of his own age, Lucia, but he may not be entirely satisfied.
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Sr. Ávila
TV ShowMay 26, 2013

Sr. Ávila

Sr. Ávila (English: Don Ávila) was a Mexican television series …
Sr. Ávila (English: Don Ávila) was a Mexican television series created by Marcelo Slavitch and Walter Slavitch, and aired by HBO Latinoamérica. Roberto Ávila is a middle-class life-insurance salesman, doting husband and father. He is also a cunning hit man. When he decides to head an organization of contract killers, the thin veil between his ordinary and hidden lives wears quickly. In this seedy underworld of hired crime, every entanglement falls into the hands of Sr. Avila--who must decide who stays and who goes.
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2010
Borrar de la memoria
MovieOct 19, 2010

Borrar de la memoria

A journalist investigates a not solved murder of a woman …
A journalist investigates a not solved murder of a woman occurred in 1968, the year in which the mexican governent killed students and other people in Tlatelolco (matanza de Tlatelolco). The case is solved in an unexpected way.
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2008
Arresto domiciliario
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MovieMar 9, 2008

Arresto domiciliario

Arresto Domiciliario is a 2008 drama film written by …
Arresto Domiciliario is a 2008 drama film written by Lourdes Elizarrarás and Gabriel Retes, and directed by Gabriel Retes.
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2006
Bienvenido/Welcome 2
MovieSep 22, 2006

Bienvenido/Welcome 2

Bienvenido/Welcome 2 released.
2004
Caribe
MovieNov 5, 2004

Caribe

Passion: of people for the land and sea, of corporations for …
Passion: of people for the land and sea, of corporations for riches, and of men and women for each other. Vicente and Abigail run a banana plantation in Limon Province, on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Abigail's half-sister Irene, about whom Abigail knew nothing, comes to introduce herself. She is 21 and beautiful. Meanwhile, banana prices fall, threatening the plantation's finances. An oil company works with the government to get off-shore drilling rights, over local objection. Vicente is at the center of each cross-current. Will he fall for Irene, can he save the plantation, will he sell out to corporate offers? What of the coast: can its beauty be saved?
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@Festivbercine.ron
MovieMar 20, 2004

@Festivbercine.ron

@Festivbercine.ron released.
2003
Despedida de amor
MovieMar 21, 2003

Despedida de amor

Despedida de amor released.
2001
Green Stones
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MovieFeb 16, 2001

Green Stones

Adopted girl grows up and becomes a conflicted woman …
Adopted girl grows up and becomes a conflicted woman with a decadent lifestyle. Following a stable and spiritually oriented man in a pilgrimage to the rain forest will, perhaps, put an end to the troubles she has been through. Hard drama. Una nina adoptada crece y se convierte en una mujer conflictuada con un estilo de vida decadente. Un hombre estable y espiritual la lleva en peregrinaje a la selva tropical donde, talvez, pueda encontrar la paz que nunca tuvo. Fuerte drama.
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1999
A Sweet Scent of Death
MovieJul 1, 1999

A Sweet Scent of Death

Early morning in the oat …
Early morning in the oat fields of Carranco, Ramón runs into the dead body of his secret teenage love Adela. After he covers her naked body with his shirt, the gossip in town is that Ramón's girlfriend is been found murdered. Meanwhile, the Gitano (the gypsy) has left Carranco after a night of love and sex with Gabriela, suddenly interrupted by a flash light of an unknown bearer. That night at the local bar, where Justino, the town sheriff and other regular costumers discuss what should be done, La Amistad, pointing his flashlight to them shouts "el gitano murdered the girl". Marcelino, a bitter old man pushes Ramón to avenge his "girlfriend"'s murder. Now Ramón will have to prove to the people in his town that he's now a man or leave the town in shame.
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The Comet
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MovieJan 15, 1999

The Comet

After witnessing the arrest of her father for publishing …
After witnessing the arrest of her father for publishing "subversive" material against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, Valentina escapes taking a sack of gold coins with her in order to ...
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1998
Bajo California: El límite del tiempo
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MovieSep 8, 1998

Bajo California: El límite del tiempo

Damian is a married artist …
Damian is a married artist living in Los Angeles with his wife. After he accidentally hits a woman with his car and flees the scene, he seeks atonement and travels alone to Mexico, both to find peace and to reconnect with his family roots. Assisted by local guide Arce, Damian locates his grandmother's resting place and searches for redemption through a long trek in the arid wilderness of his ancestral land.
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1996
Award1996

Creative Arts, Latin America & Caribbean

Won Guggenheim …
Won Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, Latin America & Caribbean.
Guggenheim Fellowship
1995
Bienvenido-Welcome
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MovieAug 18, 1995

Bienvenido-Welcome

During a business trip a married man has an affair with a …
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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Best Original Story
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Nomination1995

Best Original Story

Nominated for "Bienvenido-Welcome".
Ariel Award
Best Original Screenplay
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Nomination1995

Best Original Screenplay

Nominated for "Bienvenido-Welcome".
Ariel Award
Best Director
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Nomination1995

Best Director

Nominated for "Bienvenido-Welcome".
Ariel Award
Best Original Story
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Award1995

Best Original Story

Won award for "Bienvenido-Welcome".
Ariel Award
1992
El bulto
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MovieAug 28, 1992

El bulto

After being in a comma for 20 year, Lauro (Retes) wakes up in a …
After being in a comma for 20 year, Lauro (Retes) wakes up in a very different Mexico than the one he lived on. Ideas, hopes, ways-of-life and customs have changed, and Mexicans of the nineties are strangers for a man sleeping since 1971. Lauro will have to deal with the changes brought by the History, and will have to accept that the future is never as we imagined it when we were young.
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1985
Los náufragos del Liguria
MovieAug 15, 1985

Los náufragos del Liguria

Los náufragos del Liguria released.
Christina Romero Masón
ChildApril 1985

Christina Romero Masón

Christina Romero Masón born.
1984
Mujeres salvajes
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MovieAug 23, 1984

Mujeres salvajes

Six women murderers escape from prison to dug out a gold …
Six women murderers escape from prison to dug out a gold treasure buried in the woods, but six male campers are sitting on it. Birds get shot, women and men get shot, and the prize goes to the surviving few.
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1981
El infierno de todos tan temido
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MovieSep 10, 1981

El infierno de todos tan temido

El infierno de todos tan …
El infierno de todos tan temido is a 1981 drama and thriller film written by Luis Carrion, Jorge Fons and Sergio Olhovich, and directed by Sergio Olhovich.
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1979
Broken Flag
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MovieJun 21, 1979

Broken Flag

Broken Flag (Spanish: Bandera rota) is a 1979 Mexican …
Broken Flag (Spanish: Bandera rota) is a 1979 Mexican drama film directed by Gabriel Retes. It was entered into the 11th Moscow International Film Festival.
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La mujer perfecta
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MovieFeb 8, 1979

La mujer perfecta

Marcela used to be a successful film star. Her pictures earned …
Marcela used to be a successful film star. Her pictures earned her a reputation as sex goddess, although in truth, she is rather shy and sweet-natured. After marrying an overwhelmingly wealthy industrialist and becoming a mother, all Marcela wants is to be a happy suburban housewife, the perfect woman, the model wife. However, she is haunted by her past, harassed by former admirers and shocked by day-to-day violence. Driven to the brink by a cool husband, a needy and jealous child, mocking and moralizing in-laws and utter loneliness, Marcela is pushed over the edge and escapes into a hallucinatory world of her own, where she will never be touched by anything grim or ugly ever again.
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1978
Nuevo mundo
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MovieAug 10, 1978

Nuevo mundo

A story of a priest set in the 16th century Mexico who …
A story of a priest set in the 16th century Mexico who converted the local pagan population to Christianity by making a statue of Virgin Mary resembling a native woman.
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The Recourse to the Method
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MovieMay 5, 1978

The Recourse to the Method

The Recourse to the Method …
The Recourse to the Method (Spanish: El recurso del método) is a Mexican-Cuban drama film directed by Chilean filmmaker Miguel Littín. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Alejo Carpentier. It was entered into the 1978 Cannes Film Festival. The film was also selected as the Cuban entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
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Paper Flowers
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MovieFeb 1, 1978

Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers (Spanish: Flores de papel) is a 1977 Mexican …
Paper Flowers (Spanish: Flores de papel) is a 1977 Mexican drama film directed by Gabriel Retes. It was entered into the 28th Berlin International Film Festival.
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1977
Best First Work
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Award1977

Best First Work

Won award for "Chin Chin the Drunken Bum".
Ariel Award
Best First Work
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Nomination1977

Best First Work

Nominated for "Chin Chin the Drunken Bum".
Ariel Award
1976
Chin Chin the Drunken Bum
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MovieAug 15, 1976

Chin Chin the Drunken Bum

Chin Chin the Drunken Bum released.
Letters from Marusia
MovieApr 8, 1976

Letters from Marusia

It is 1925 and working conditions in Chile are abysmal. The …
It is 1925 and working conditions in Chile are abysmal. The miners of Marusia go on strike, but the mine owners and the Government use the Chilean Army crush them.
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1975
Las fuerzas vivas
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MovieNov 20, 1975

Las fuerzas vivas

During the Mexican revolution, the news about the war arrive …
During the Mexican revolution, the news about the war arrive late causing confusion in a small town.
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La bestia acorralada
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MovieJul 31, 1975

La bestia acorralada

La bestia acorralada released.
Presagio
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MovieFeb 13, 1975

Presagio

When the bottle she uses to help women gave birth to their …
When the bottle she uses to help women gave birth to their children breaks, Mama Santos the midwife announces that something terrible is going to happen in a town from the country side of Mexico, while tension and acts of violence increase.
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1974
El encuentro de un hombre solo
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MovieOct 24, 1974

El encuentro de un hombre solo

Alberto Romero is a writer …
Alberto Romero is a writer and journalist. He's trying to write a novel, inspiring himself in his own childhood in a small town. Alberto remembers a traumatic event, when his best friend Gabriel burns out after he saves a baby girl from a fire. Fortunaly, Gabriel survives but he's very injured and has to wear a bandage all over his head and hands. But Gabriel becomes a hero in the town. Days later, Alberto has to move to Mexico City, and never sees again Gabriel. As an adult, Alberto works for a paper and develops a literary career writing tales. He has a friend, Guido who's very gifted for writing and criticizes Alberto's texts, believing that he still has to give his best in writing literature. One day, Alberto decides to visit Obregon, his native town, in order to find some inspiration for his novel. Guido gives him some advices, like talk with common people and learn about his real life. But Alberto will find his old friend Gabriel, living a miserable life because of his deformed face and dealing with the scorn and the gibes from the villagers. The baby saved by Gabriel is now a pretty girl, Renata and Gabriel is in love with her. Alberto will try to catch up with Gabriel, now a carpenter. But Gabriel's blaming Alberto about his deformity, because that day Gabriel was the brave one and Alberto simply felt fear. Renata doesn't know that Gabriel saved her when she was a baby. But Alberto has a problem with alcohol, and during a drunkenness moment he will ask for Gabriel to do something terrible with Renata, so he can gets the end for his novel.
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Cinco mil dolares de recompensa
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MovieApr 18, 1974

Cinco mil dolares de recompensa

Cinco mil dolares de recompensa released.
1973
Los Cachorros
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MovieMay 10, 1973

Los Cachorros

A man who has been mutilated in boyhood encounters …
A man who has been mutilated in boyhood encounters numerous difficulties because of it. His frustration at being unable to culminate his relationships with women eventually drives him to drastic actions.
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1972
Triangulo
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MovieJun 15, 1972

Triangulo

Triangulo released.
Fin de fiesta
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MovieJan 13, 1972

Fin de fiesta

A group of elegant people throw a magnificent party in a …
A group of elegant people throw a magnificent party in a suburban mansion. Suddenly, a group of bikers interrupt and stay, mingling with the "beautiful people". There's a bizarre murder and no one will leave the party until the murderer is exposed. Philosophical and metaphysical theories abound, as the party goes on and assorted surreal situations ensue.
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1971
El cielo y tu
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MovieJul 29, 1971

El cielo y tu

Father Mauro, a Catholic priest and social worker whose main …
Father Mauro, a Catholic priest and social worker whose main goals are fighting against drug use and juvenile delinquency, is attacked by the servant of a wealthy man who has just given the priest an important amount of money to spend in his labors, and left for dead. He is found by the members of a hippie commune, who rescue him, but when he wakes up he can't remember who he is. He is taken for a gangster by the hippies, who offer him to stay with them, which he does. Mauro falls for Susana, a young girl who has joined the commune after the shock of seeing her father cheating on her mother with another woman. They eventually realize how crooked and wrong the hippie life is, and Susana starts to recover her faith in God. After she gets pregnant, the couple leave the commune, and, upon entering a church, Mauro remembers his identity. Now he'll have to choose between priesthood or the woman he loves and his son.
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Ya somos hombres
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MovieApr 27, 1971

Ya somos hombres

Ya somos hombres released.
Juegos de alcoba
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MovieFeb 18, 1971

Juegos de alcoba

Juegos de alcoba released.
1970
Cristo 70
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MovieMar 26, 1970

Cristo 70

Cristo 70 released.
1947
Gabriel Retes
BirthMarch 1947

Gabriel Retes

Gabriel Retes was born.
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