Luis Mandoki

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Luis Mandoki (born in 1954 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director working in Mexico and Hollywood. Luis Mandoki studied Fine Arts in Mexico and at the San Francisco Art Institute, the London College of Printing, and the London International Film School. While attending this last institution he directed his first short film Silent Music which won an award at the International Amateur Film Festival of Cannes Film Festival in 1976. Back in Mexico he directed short films and documentaries for the Instituto Nacional Indigenista (the National Institute for the Indigenous), Conacine (National Commission of Film) and the Centro de Produccion de Cortometraje (Center for the Production of Short Films). In 1980 he received an Ariel Award of the Mexican Academy of Film for his short film El secreto. Four years later, his film Motel was selected to represent Mexico in film festivals around the globe. At the age of 30 he developed, wrote, produced and directed Gaby: A True Story, a movie about the struggles of handicapped Gaby Brimer. This film was nominated for both the Academy and Golden Globe Awards. For the next 15 years he filmed only in English until the critically acclaimed Voces inocentes of 2004. This film gave him a Best Director nomination for the Ariel Award in 2005. The film also received three awards and was nominated for Best Film. The film was selected to represent Mexico for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language ...

¿Quién es el Señor López? (2006)

A documentary on Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's campaign to be president of Mexico in 2006 and the country's election on July 2, where ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon appeared to eke out a victory. Lopez Obrador challenged the legitimacy of the vote before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
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A documentary on Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's campaign to be president of Mexico in 2006 and the country's election on July 2, where ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon appeared to eke out a victory. Lopez Obrador challenged the legitimacy of the vote before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
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Angel Eyes (2001)

A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Jeremy Sisto  •  Terrence Howard

A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Jeremy Sisto  •  Terrence Howard

Innocent Voices (2005)

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A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980s El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Carlos Padilla  •  Xuna Primus  •  Leonor Varela  •  José María Yázpik

A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980s El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Carlos Padilla  •  Xuna Primus  •  Leonor Varela  •  José María Yázpik

When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Andy García  •  Meg Ryan  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Tina Majorino

An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Andy García  •  Meg Ryan  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Tina Majorino

White Palace (1990)

Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and smoldering. With time, however, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  James Spader  •  Kathy Bates  •  Jason Alexander

Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and smoldering. With time, however, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  James Spader  •  Kathy Bates  •  Jason Alexander

Message in a Bottle (1999)

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A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move on and find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Robin Wright  •  Paul Newman  •  John Savage

A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move on and find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Robin Wright  •  Paul Newman  •  John Savage

Trapped (2002)

When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers, the Jennings turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Courtney Love  •  Stuart Townsend

When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers, the Jennings turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Courtney Love  •  Stuart Townsend

Motel (1984)

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DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  José Alonso  •  Blanca Guerra  •  Salvador Sánchez  •  Carmelita González

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DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  José Alonso  •  Blanca Guerra  •  Salvador Sánchez  •  Carmelita González

The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas (2012)

In the Mexican-Guatemalan border, young teenage lovers, Sabina and Jovany, both Hondurans, accidentally meet again after some years without seeing each other. She plans to get to the United States and dreams about being a great singer; he commits all the required ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Joaquín Cosío  •  Greisy Mena  •  Fernando Moreno  •  Angelina Peláez

In the Mexican-Guatemalan border, young teenage lovers, Sabina and Jovany, both Hondurans, accidentally meet again after some years without seeing each other. She plans to get to the United States and dreams about being a great singer; he commits all the required ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Joaquín Cosío  •  Greisy Mena  •  Fernando Moreno  •  Angelina Peláez

Fraude: México 2006 (2007)

This is a documentary about the mexican presidential election in july 2th 2006, in which the left candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, accused fraud against him and the people. This is the story of their fight for democracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Andrés Manuel López Obrador  •  Felipe Claderón Hinojosa

This is a documentary about the mexican presidential election in july 2th 2006, in which the left candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, accused fraud against him and the people. This is the story of their fight for democracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Andrés Manuel López Obrador  •  Felipe Claderón Hinojosa

Gaby: A True Story (1987)

The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Liv Ullmann  •  Norma Aleandro  •  Robert Loggia  •  Rachel Chagall

The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Liv Ullmann  •  Norma Aleandro  •  Robert Loggia  •  Rachel Chagall

Born Yesterday (1993)

A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. Soon it becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  John Goodman  •  Don Johnson  •  Michael Ensign

A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. Soon it becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  John Goodman  •  Don Johnson  •  Michael Ensign

Mundo mágico (1983)

Anthology movie that presents 3 stories about romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki  •  Alejandro Talavera  •  Raúl Zermeño
CAST:  José Carlos Ruiz  •  Ramiro Ramírez  •  Amado Zumaya  •  Ignacio Retes

Anthology movie that presents 3 stories about romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki  •  Alejandro Talavera  •  Raúl Zermeño
CAST:  José Carlos Ruiz  •  Ramiro Ramírez  •  Amado Zumaya  •  Ignacio Retes

The Edge (1989)

A three-part anthology suspense program in which men and women face life's ultimate danger zone. Each episode is introduced by a mysterious figure known as The Watcher (Barry Sattels), who arrives on the scene just as strange things being to happen - pushing men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki  •  Carl Schenkel  •  Nicholas Kazan
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Brad Davis  •  Christine Elise  •  Dann Florek

A three-part anthology suspense program in which men and women face life's ultimate danger zone. Each episode is introduced by a mysterious figure known as The Watcher (Barry Sattels), who arrives on the scene just as strange things being to happen - pushing men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki  •  Carl Schenkel  •  Nicholas Kazan
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Brad Davis  •  Christine Elise  •  Dann Florek

Presencias

The film tells the story of a man who loses his wife and goes to seclude himself in a cabin in the woods, where strange things happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Yalitza Aparicio  •  Damián Alcázar  •  Alberto Ammann

The film tells the story of a man who loses his wife and goes to seclude himself in a cabin in the woods, where strange things happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Yalitza Aparicio  •  Damián Alcázar  •  Alberto Ammann