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The Beginning and the End

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Original title
Principio y fin
Year
Running time
188 min.
Country
Mexico Mexico
Director
Screenwriter
Paz Alicia Garciadiego (Novel: Naguib Mahfouz)
Music
Lucía Álvarez
Cinematography
Claudio Rocha
Cast
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Producer
IMCINE / Alameda Films
Genre
Drama | Poverty. Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
Based on the homonymous novel by the Egyptian Nobel-Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz. The widow Ignacia places all the family hopes in his son Gabriel. All the members of the family make sacrifices to enable Gabriel to finish his studies, but nothing will come out as they had wished for, leading to the complete disintegration of the family.
Principio y fin was awarded the Gold Shell at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Awards
1993: Ariel Awards: 7 Awards including Best Film. 14 Nominations
1993: San Sebastián: Golden Shell
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