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The Amazing Catfish (2013)

Los insólitos peces gato (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 4 April 2014 (Mexico)
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Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Owen ... Martha
Ximena Ayala ... Claudia
Sonia Franco ... Alejandra
Wendy Guillén Wendy Guillén ... Wendy
Andrea Baeza Andrea Baeza ... Mariana
Alejandro Ramírez-Muñoz Alejandro Ramírez-Muñoz ... Armando (as Alejandro Ramírez Muñoz)
Vera Wilson Vera Wilson ... Alicia
Cynthia Bordes Cynthia Bordes ... Tania
José Manuel Orozco Angulo José Manuel Orozco Angulo ... Vigilante
Sara Isabel Quintero Sara Isabel Quintero ... Señora de la cera
Antón Araiza Antón Araiza ... Doctor
Carlos Hoeflich Carlos Hoeflich ... Prefecto
Miriam Carsi Miriam Carsi ... Enfermera
Sofía López Sofía López ... Niña autobus
Rocío Montiel Rocío Montiel ... Locutora de radio (voice)
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Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next to hers. Martha, who lives alone with her four children, gains Claudia's trust. When she gets out of the hospital, she spontaneously offers Claudia to go home with them. Getting to know this family makes Claudia feel at ease. And for the first time she experiences a sense of belonging in this peculiar little tribe. As Martha's health weakens every day the bond Claudia has with each member of the family grows stronger. Written by FEST

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Martha: Sighs, are a sign that we need a little more air to breathe
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Simple yet Beautiful..!
30 December 2013 | by rameshmanjunathSee all my reviews

Watched this film in BIFFES (2013)Bangalore International Film Festival and it was very much worth it. The leading lady looks really beautiful and has given very good performance in this movie. The movie revolves around Claudia and how she becomes a part of a family whom she doesn't even relate to(by blood).

Its an ordinary story of a family and a woman with stellar performances and direction. The music compliments the movie and offers good viewing experience.

The synopsis has already been given, so i wont dig into the story part. An average poor or middle class family with different types of Characters and the way Claudia handles situations. Circumstances and situations make it like Claudia needs them and they needs Claudia. Very good direction and good performances to look out for.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Mexico | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 April 2014 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$733, 15 June 2014

Gross USA:

$11,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$308,349
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