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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 pension 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.

  1. Arturo Ripstein


  2. Gabriel García Márquez


Top Billed Cast

  1. Fernando Luján

    Fernando Luján

    El coronel

  2. Marisa Paredes

    Marisa Paredes


  3. Salma Hayek

    Salma Hayek


  4. Rafael Inclán

    Rafael Inclán

    Padre Ángel

  5. Ernesto Yáñez

    Don Sabas

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No One Writes to the Colonel
No One Writes to the Colonel



Original Title El coronel no tiene quien le escriba

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 4, 1999


Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget -

Revenue -



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