200 Cartas (released worldwide as Looking for María Sánchez) is an independent Puerto Rican film, written and directed by Bruno Irizarry, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jaime Camil, Dayanara Torres, Monica Steuer and Mayra Matos Pérez.

200 Cartas
Film poster
Directed byBruno Irizarry
Produced byJavier Enrique Pérez
Puerto Rico Film Commission (Executive)
StarringLin-Manuel Miranda
Jaime Camil
Dayanara Torres
Monica Steuer
Mayra Matos Pérez
CinematographyRaoul Germain
Edited byPedro Javier Muñiz
Music byGerónimo Mercado
Vanguardia Films
Distributed byPuerto Rico Film Commission
Release dates
  • June 2013 (2013-06) (New York City)
  • September 12, 2013 (2013-09-12) (Puerto Rico)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryPuerto Rico
Box office$1 million

Synopsis Edit

Struggling nuyorican comic book artist Raúl (Lin-Manuel Miranda) meets a woman named María Sánchez (Mayra Matos Pérez), who's visiting from Puerto Rico, at a bar in New York City and immediately falls in love with her. After the two part their ways and María returns to Puerto Rico, Raúl seeks his friend and coworker Juan (Jaime Camil) to help him find her. They both travel to Puerto Rico to search for María Sánchez, only to find that there are two hundred women with that same name in the phone book. During their search, Yolanda (Dayanara Torres) meets Raúl and Juan and offers to help them find Raúl's love of his life. Raúl then comes up with writing 200 letters addressed to each María Sánchez found in the phone book and personally contacting or meeting the ones who respond, in hopes to find the one he met in New York City.

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Production Edit

Filmed over 17 days in New York and Puerto Rico, the movie grossed an estimated $1 million after its release in June 2013 in New York City, its World Premieres Film Festival showing in the Philippines in July 2013 and its premiere in Puerto Rico in September 2013.

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