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4.1
21 Ratings

The Beginning and the End

Principio y fin

Directed by Arturo Ripstein
Mexico, 1993
Drama

Synopsis

Based on the acclaimed novel by Nobel-winning author Naguib Mahfouz, a lower-middle-class family collapses following the unexpected death of the father.

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The Beginning and the End Directed by Arturo Ripstein

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1993 | Winner: Golden Seashell

Ariel Awards (Mexico)

1994 | 7 wins including: Golden Ariel

1994 | 4 nominations including: Best Supporting Actor

Havana Film Festival

1994 | 4 wins including: Best Actress

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