Cartas a Elena

Overview

A young mail carrier provides hope to the illiterate residents of his village by putting a positive spin on their relative's letters, but realizes he has done more damage than good when the depths of his deception are finally revealed. Emilio (Jose Eduardo) is a young orphan from Chihuahua, Mexico. His serine village nestled in the shadow of Copper Canyon, Emilio befriends local mailman Teo (Jorge Galavan), who eventually decides to adopt the boy. In addition to delivering the mail, Teo also takes dictation as a ...
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Overview

A young mail carrier provides hope to the illiterate residents of his village by putting a positive spin on their relative's letters, but realizes he has done more damage than good when the depths of his deception are finally revealed. Emilio (Jose Eduardo) is a young orphan from Chihuahua, Mexico. His serine village nestled in the shadow of Copper Canyon, Emilio befriends local mailman Teo (Jorge Galavan), who eventually decides to adopt the boy. In addition to delivering the mail, Teo also takes dictation as a means of helping the largely illiterate locals communicate with their loved ones in the north. Before long, Emilio is helping out with the route, and assisting in writing letters. Over time, the sad nature of the letters begins to eat away at young Emilio's soul, and when Teo is no longer physically capable of delivering the mail, his young protégé takes over. Instead of telling the recipients the truth about their relatives' situations, however, Emilio embellishes the details to make it appear as if they have finally found happiness in the United States. Meanwhile, as the locals begin to catch on, Emilio meets the beautiful Elena and experiences the first pangs of childhood love.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/2013
  • UPC: 876122004864
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Distrimax
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 70,160

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carmen Salinas Vieja Samora
Irma Dorantes Vieja Soto
Xavier Lopez "Chabelo" Don Jacinto
Jorge Galvan Teo
Lorena Velazquez Vieja Reyes
Ana Luisa Peluffo Vieja Paniagua
Elsa Cardenas Vieja Madrigal
Sara Montes Vieja Rios
Hugo Macias Macotela Padre Brambila
Evangelina Sosa Tina
Roberto Sosa Viejo Paniagua
Paul Mendoza Octavio Soto
Gatilla Elena
Jose Eduardo Emilio
Jaime Jimenez Pons Viejo Soto
Technical Credits
Barajas Lloren't Director, Screenwriter
Patricia Barajas Art Director
Sergio Cabada Executive Producer
Carmen Cabana Cinematographer
Marcela Islas Art Director
Michael G. Martinez Executive Producer
Arturo Munoz Executive Producer
Peter J. Odio Set Decoration/Design
Alicia Padilla Costumes/Costume Designer
Edin Solís Score Composer
Claudia Talavera Costumes/Costume Designer
Serpiente Viento Editor
Cristina Villegas Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cartas a Elena
1. Chapter 1 [3:22]
2. Chapter 2 [10:37]
3. Chapter 3 [8:21]
4. Chapter 4 [7:15]
5. Chapter 5 [9:48]
6. Chapter 6 [9:33]
7. Chapter 7 [9:13]
8. Chapter 8 [9:40]
9. Chapter 9 [13:28]
10. Chapter 10 [12:32]
11. Chapter 11 [8:08]
12. Chapter 12 [3:40]
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