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Muriel Santa Ana,
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Álex de la Iglesia
El Gran Wyoming,
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Julio De Grazia
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
An out of the ordinary weekend in the life of an Argentine family
Esperando la Carroza (Waiting for the hearse) was voted the best Argentine comedy ever. Well deserved title. The pace is unrelenting and the characters are spot on. This comedy of errors is so well played by artists at the top of their careers that you cannot stop laughing from start to finish. Antonio Gasalla (Mamá Cora) took his character out of the movie and gave it a life of its own on Argentine TV. China Zorrilla and Antonio Gasalla, with due respect to all the other players, make the movie turn around them. This movie reached its 25th anniversary and will reach the 30th with the same vitality, for people born and raised in Buenos Aires: seems like this movie could have been shot yesterday May 9, 2012 - is timeless, is funny, is "a feel good" movie. If you want to know what means living a weekend with everyday people in an everyday neighborhood in Buenos Aires you cannot miss this movie. If you can, listen to the Spanish dialog with an Argentine friend or relative: the subtleties are priceless.
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