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26 Ratings

No One Writes to the Colonel

El coronel no tiene quien le escriba

Directed by Arturo Ripstein
Spain, France, 1999


Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still waiting, living with the pain of the death of his son.

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No One Writes to the Colonel Directed by Arturo Ripstein

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2000 | Winner: Latin America Cinema Award

Goya Awards

2000 | Nominee: Best Screenplay - Adapted

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