Waiting for the Hearse (1985)
"Esperando la carroza" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  6 May 1985 (Argentina)
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Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Brandoni ...
China Zorrilla ...
Antonio Gasalla ...
Mamá Cora
Julio De Grazia ...
Betiana Blum ...
Mónica Villa ...
Juan Manuel Tenuta ...
Andrea Tenuta ...
Cecilia Rossetto ...
Enrique Pinti ...
Lidia Catalano ...
Clotilde Borella ...
Doña Elisa
Juan Acosta ...
Angelita Pardo ...
Madre Felipe


Mamá Cora (Antonio Gasalla) is about 80 years old and she has three sons and a daughter. Mamá lives with one of them, unfortunately, the one who is in the worst economic position. One day, all the members of the family have a reunion to celebrate an anniversary. In the middle of the whole thing, an awkward question appears out of nowhere: ¿Who's going to be Mamá Cora's heir? ¿Who is going to take care of her during her last days in this world?. The answer is not easy and it doesn't take too long for the members of this bizarre family to start a terrible and yet hilarious fight. However, in the middle of the whole thing, they're interrupted by some disturbing breaking news...Mamá Cora killed herself!. Written by Francisco Rotondi

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Release Date:

6 May 1985 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Czekajac na karawan  »

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The complete name of the character of Mama Cora -which her sons find so difficult to remember- is: Ana María de los Dolores Buscarolli de Musicardi See more »


Nora: [when Elvira is trying to take her sunglasses off] No! Not my sunglasses! I hate noon's sunlight.
Elvira: Oh, right...
[to Sergio, her husband, as she leaves]
Elvira: Sergio! take care of the 'drinks'
[in English]
Nora: [ironically, to Sergio] 'Drinks'? Those language lessons seem to be paying off.
Sergio: Yes, she already learned how to say 'No' in four different languages.
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Followed by Esperando la carroza 2: Se acabó la fiesta (2009) See more »


Mi vaca lechera
Written by Fernando García Morcillo y Jacobo Morcillo
Performed by Feliciano Brunelli y orquesta
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You will never laugh so much
19 February 2001 | by (Austin, Texas, US) – See all my reviews

If you want to know about people behavior in Buenos Aires, specially from middle class, with lots of acid critics to the society and its traditions, this is the best movie to watch. Here you'll find amazing actors in a really funny story and if you pay attention beyond the details you can recognize many things that argentineans inherit from their close ancestors: italians and spanish immigrants as well.

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