Little Saints (Santitos) (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Little Saints (Santitos) (2000)




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Santitos is a character-driven comedy about a young Mexican woman who has to come to terms with the loss of her teenage daughter. Esperanza's daughter Blanca suddenly and mysteriously dies in the hospital where she was having her tonsils removed. Shortly afterward, the vision of a saint appears on the greasy glass door of the oven, telling Esperanza that Blanca is not dead. Despite warnings from her best friend and the local priest, she embarks on an incredible journey across the country and over the border that helps her shed her inhibitions one by one. Out comes a different Esperanza, a liberated independent woman who is also sexually uninhibited. Santitos was screened as part of the Filmmakers of the Present section of the 1999 Locarno International Film Festival.


Dolores Heredia
as Esperanza
Demian Bichir
as Cacomixtle
Roberto Cobo
as Dona Trini
Fernando Torre Lapham
as Father Salvador
Claudio Valdés
as San Judas Tadeo
Pedro Altamirano
as Ministerio Publico
Felipe Ehrenberg
as Hombre de `La Curva'
Francisco Morayta
as Don Arlindo
Juan Duarte
as Fidencio
Georgina Tabora
as Recepcionista Hospital
José Sefami
as Dr. Ortiz
Cornelio Garcia
as Panteoneros
Miguel Gurza
as Panteoneros
Gabriela Gullco
as Pareja Acrobata
Pablo Rojas
as Pareja Acrobata
Jeanette Macari
as Cantante de `La Curva'
Antonio Monroy
as Mesero Tijuana
Josefina Echánove
as La Profesora
Mónica Dionne
as La Morena
Rudger Cudney
as Scott Haynes
Hector Hernandez
as Scott Haynes
Lilia Ortega
as Casera Los Angeles
Rey Vikingo
as La Migra
as Manager Angel
Enrique Ocotilla
as Anunciador Luchas
Wilebaldo Buico
as Espectador Luchas
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Critic Reviews for Little Saints (Santitos)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

A charming, thoroughly beguiling comedy fantasy in which the supernatural and the most mundane coexist in quirky harmony.

October 18, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A loopy tale about a superstitious widow's quest to find her 12-year-old daughter.

October 1, 2003 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

A phantasmagorical Mexican drama that focuses on the strange ways God speaks to us in surprizes.

March 16, 2002 | Full Review…

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