Simplemente Maria (1970)

Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - Argentina, Peru  |  
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Maria (Saby Kamalich) is the illiterate peasant girl who travels to Buenos Aires in search of a better life. Roberto (Rodolfo Salerno) is the prosperous urbanite who impregnates her, balks at marriage, then drops her. Esteban (Braulio Castillo) teaches her to read and write, giving her an opportunity to take a job as a seamstress. Maria uses her skills to establish a profitable dress shop of her own as her son Tony (Agustin Martinez-Solares) grows up. When he is a young man, he falls in love with his cousin Ita (Maria Leal). The union is opposed by both families, and Ita goes into hiding in the provinces when she becomes pregnant. Her condition prompts the divided families to give their blessings to the wedding. Maria feels the empty nest syndrome when Tony leaves home, but she soon learns the patient and virtuous Esteban has loved her for all these years. This romantic drama is based on the Argentine soap opera that spread in popularity all over Latin America.



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