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  • 2010
  • Mexico
  • 82 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Diego Luna
  • Cast: Christopher Ruiz-Esparza, Karina Gidi, Geraldine Alejandra

The bizarre, but poignant story of a young boy with unexplained psychological problems, returning from hospital to his small Mexican hometown. After a period of silence, he suddenly begins to speak and is encouraged to proclaim himself head of the household. A comedy with serious undertones about parental abandonment.

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Diego Luna's Abel addresses issues surrounding absent mother during childhood - interview

12 Jan 2011

30-year-old actor from Y Tu Mama Tambien tunrns director for debut feature

Having made the jump behind the camera, Diego Luna is in apologetic mood: ‘Making Abel I learned a lot about directors and I think I respect them much more now and so I want to apologise to them all.’ He does not go into any detail about which of the…


3 Jan 20113 stars

(15) 82min Mexican actor Diego Luna’s first fictional feature film (he previously directed a documentary on the legendary Latino boxer Chavez) is a curious mix of poignant and bizarre. Nine-year-old Abel (Christopher Ruíz-Esparza) returns home after…

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