Following it’s huge box office success in Mexico, 20th Century Fox/Fox International Productions will release BUEN DÍA, RAMÓN on January 30, 2015. BUEN DÍA, RAMÓN (GOOD DAY, RAMON) tells the heartwarming story of a young man from a small Mexican town who travels to Germany to find work to support his family and becomes stranded without shelter or money. He struggles to survive on the streets until he meets Ruth, a lonely senior citizen with whom he develops an astonishing and touching friendship that transcends borders and prejudices. The film stars Kristyan Ferrer, Ingeborg Schöner and Adrianna Barazza, and is written, directed and produced by Jorge Ramirez-Suarez.
To celebrate the release of BUEN DÍA, RAMÓN in select cities on January 30th, here are some fun facts about Mexico and Germany’s unique history!
Master brewer Wilhelm Haase who was originally from Germany created Dos Equis lager in 1897 after he immigrated to Mexico. His approach was to combine his love for his homeland with the new and wonderful tastes and traditions of his new home. Originally, Haase named the brew “Siglo XX” which means “Twentieth Century.” The name Dos Equis comes from the Roman numeral for twenty, which is XX, or two Xs.
Oktoberfest is usually held in several large cities with German-Mexican communities throughout the country, mainly in Mexico City, Chihuahua, and Victoria de Durango. German Mexicans were important in the development of the Mexican cheese and brewing industries.
Banda music was established in the 1880s in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, when it exploded into popularity in the 1890s throughout Mexico. Its roots come from the overlapping of Mexican music with German polka music. At the time, many German Mexicans lived in the states of Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Jalisco and Nuevo León.
Un adorado éxito de taquilla en México, BUEN DÍA, RAMÓN (GOOD DAY, RAMON) cuenta la enternecedora historia de un joven de un pequeño pueblo mexicano que viaja a Alemania para buscar trabajo y así poder mantener a su familia, pero termina quedándose sin techo ni dinero. Lucha para sobrevivir en las calles hasta que conoce a Ruth, una anciana solitaria con la que desarrolla una asombrosa y conmovedora amistad que trasciende fronteras y prejuicios. El film cuenta con la participación de Kristyan Ferrer, Ingeborg Schöner y Adriana Barraza, y fue escrito, dirigido y producido por Jorge Ramírez-Suárez.