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Tear This Heart Out (2008)

  • Rate: 7.3/10 total 870 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 12 September 2008 (Mexico)
  • Runtime: 107 min
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Tear This Heart Out (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Tear This Heart Out (2008)
  • Rate: 7.3/10 total 870 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 12 September 2008 (Mexico)
  • Runtime: 107 min
  • Filming Location: Mexico
  • Director: Roberto Sneider
  • Stars: Ana Claudia Talancón, Daniel Giménez Cacho and José María de Tavira
  • Original Music By: Leonardo Heiblum  Jacobo Lieberman   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Infidelity | Military | Mexico

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Ángeles Mastretta  book
  • Roberto Sneider  screenplay

Known Trivia

  • Based partially in the life of General Maximiano Avila Camacho, brother of the Mexican president Manuel Avila Camacho. He was governor of Puebla from 1937 to 1941 and served as secretary of public works in his brother’s Cabinet. He was infamous for being ruthless, arrogant and violent with his political enemies.
  • The most expensive movie ever made in Mexico, its budget was 6,5 million dollars.
  • Mexico’s 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Federico González Compeán known as producer
  • Mónica Lozano known as executive producer
  • Roberto Sneider known as producer
  • Alejandro Soberón Kuri known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Ana Claudia Talancón known as Catalina Guzman
  • Daniel Giménez Cacho known as Andres Ascencio
  • José María de Tavira known as Carlos Vives
  • Mariana Peñalva known as Mercedes
  • Irene Azuela known as Bárbara
  • Jake Koenig known as Mike Heiss
  • María Aura known as Pepa
  • Danna Paola known as Lilia Ascencio – Age 12
  • Metztli Adamina known as Eufemia
  • Alain known as Marcos
  • Rodolfo Almada known as Gral. Aguilar
  • Andrea Arámburo known as Adriana
  • Marta Aura known as Josefina
  • Carmen Beato known as Doña Elena
  • Fernando Becerril known as Don Marcos
  • Julio Bracho known as Cienfuegos
  • Iván Bronstein known as Redactor en jefe
  • Delia Casanova known as Julia
  • Joaquín Cosio known as Juan
  • Marcia Coutiño known as Otra señora concierto
  • Rubén Cristiany known as Notario
  • Rafael Cuervo known as Leandro
  • Vicky de Fuentes known as Lucina
  • Abundino Díaz Alcantara known as Campesino mitín
  • Camila Fuentes known as Pía
  • Guillermo Gil known as Rodolfo
  • Aranza Gleason known as Teresa
  • Federico González Compeán known as Matón
  • Alberto Guerra known as Guillermo
  • Max Gutiérrez known as Téllez
  • Jesús Jimenez known as Admirador Vives 2
  • Raúl Kennedy known as Salvador
  • Emilio Lechón known as Checo – Age 3
  • Eugenia León known as Toña la Negra
  • Surya MacGregor known as Olga
  • Itari Marta known as Soledad
  • Patricia Martínez de Velasco known as Tía Gertrudis
  • Alejandra Marín known as Magda
  • Pilar Ixquic Mata known as Sofía
  • Arantza Moreno known as Verania – Age 5
  • Gina Morett known as La güera
  • Ana Ofelia Murguía known as Clarita
  • Concepción Ojeda Jr. known as Viejita Tonantzintla 2
  • Concepción Ojeda known as Viejita Tonantzintla 1
  • Pilar Padilla known as Sra. González
  • Andres Pardave known as Juez
  • Enrique Paredes known as Enrique
  • Salvador Parra known as Admirador Vives 1
  • Victor Partida known as Octavio
  • Julián Pastor known as General de arresto
  • Flor Payán
  • Leticia Pedrajo known as Sra. del Secretario
  • Álex Perea known as Pablo
  • Jorge Reynoso known as Gral. Fuentes
  • Carolina Rincón known as Pilar
  • Camila Risser known as Pia Guzman
  • Elvira Ruiz known as Enfermera
  • José Carlos Ruiz known as Soriano
  • Alicia Santillana known as Verania – baby
  • José Sefami known as Poncho Peña
  • Alfredo Sevilla known as Gral. Jiménez
  • Carla Sneider known as Vecina Vives
  • Camila Sodi known as Lilia Ascencio
  • Itza Sodi known as Javier
  • Rafael Sánchez Navarro known as Cordera
  • Gael Sánchez known as Checo – Age 7
  • Alejandro Usigli known as Julián
  • Isela Vega known as Gitana
  • Humberto Velez known as Canales
  • Rocío Verdejo known as Marilú
  • Mario Zaragoza known as Borracho



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Gerardo Perez Arreola known as hair stylist
  • Regina Reyes known as makeup designer
  • David Ruiz Gameros known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Jorge Barba known as dressing assistant
  • Francisco Blanc known as set designer
  • Maria Fernanda Contreras known as graphic art designer
  • Patricia Cuevas known as property master
  • Joaquín de la Riva known as set dressing assistant
  • Hana Espinoza known as art department coordinator
  • Christian Galindo known as art department assistant
  • Hana Matsumoto known as art department coordinator
  • Noyolotl Orrante Mata known as set decoration assistant
  • Daniela Rojas known as set decorator assistant




Production Companies:

  • Altavista Films
  • Altavista Films
  • La Banda Films

Other Companies:

  • iO Films  digital intermediate
  • Identity Studios  titles
  • iO Film  digital intermediate


  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Only Hearts Company (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox Latin America (2008) (Mexico) (all media)
  • DistriMax
  • Fox Filmes do Brasil (2009) (Brazil) (all media)
  • Lionsgate (2009) (Canada) (all media)
  • Lionsgate (2009) (USA) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • LOOK! Effects (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Michael Aceves known as digital matte painter: LOOK! Effects
  • Mariana Acuña Acosta known as digital artist
  • Adam Avitabile known as digital compositor: LOOK! Effects
  • Chad Buehler known as digital compositor: LOOK! Effects
  • Cyntia Büll known as digital compositor: LOOK! Effects
  • Michael Collins known as digital compositor: LOOK! Effects
  • Christopher Dusendschon known as digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
  • Henrik Fett known as visual effects supervisor: LOOK! Effects
  • Jenny Foster known as visual effects producer: LOOK! Effects
  • Brad Kalinoski known as compositing supervisor: LOOK! Effects
  • Danny S. Kim known as digital compositor: LOOK! Effects
  • Michael Liv known as digital compositor: LOOK! Effects
  • Zachary Lo known as digital compositor
  • Chad Schott known as digital compositor: LOOK! Effects
  • Martha Soehendra known as digital compositor
  • David Van Woert known as titles
  • Gustavo Bellon known as title animator (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Mexico 12 September 2008
  • Brazil 26 September 2008 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
  • Colombia 14 November 2008
  • Peru 20 November 2008
  • Panama 21 November 2008
  • Argentina 27 November 2008
  • Germany 6 February 2009 (European Film Market)
  • Mexico 12 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Venezuela 20 March 2009
  • Spain 24 July 2009
  • Canada August 2009 (Montréal Film Festival)
  • Brazil 16 October 2009

MPAA: Rated R for some strong sexual content, nudity and language



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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