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Abel

Abel, a nine-year-old boy, has stopped talking since his good-for-nothing father left home. Then one morning he starts to speak again, and appears to believe that he is the head of the family. As he oversees his siblings homework and interrogates his sisters new boyfriend, no one dares to challenge this miracle. Then a man shows up at the door - his father. Directed by Diego Luna (star of "Y Tu Mama Tambien"), "Abel" is a touching mix of comedy and tragedy, which comments on the regular occurrence of absentee fathers in Mexico, where men are often forced to leave their families behind to earn better money in the United States.

Year: 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Latin America Cinema
Country: Mexico
Director: Diego Luna
Starring: Jose Maria Yazpik, Karina Gidi, Christopher Ruiz-Esparza
Duration: 80 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
6.9/10
Location in store: Foreign (Latin America)

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