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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Brandoni ...
China Zorrilla ...
Elvira
Antonio Gasalla ...
Mamá Cora
Julio De Grazia ...
Betiana Blum ...
Mónica Villa ...
Juan Manuel Tenuta ...
Andrea Tenuta ...
Cecilia Rossetto ...
Dominga
Enrique Pinti ...
Felipe
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Cacho
Lidia Catalano ...
Clotilde Borella ...
Doña Elisa
Juan Acosta ...
Peralta
Angelita Pardo ...
Madre Felipe
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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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6 May 1985 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Várakozás a halottaskocsira  »

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Trivia

You can hear the voice of Antonio Gasalla (who plays the role of Mama Cora) shouting to Mama Cora in the scene while she is on the roof with the kid and drops the teakettle to the street. See more »

Quotes

Elvira: [criticising her neighbour] I cook Puchero, she cooks Puchero; I cook ravioli, she cooks ravioli. What a country!
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Followed by Esperando la carroza 2: Se acabó la fiesta (2009) See more »

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Barrilito de Cerveza
("Skoda lásky")
Written by Jaromír Vejvoda with Wladimir Timm and Lew Brown
Performed by Feliciano Brunelli y orquesta
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An out of the ordinary weekend in the life of an Argentine family
10 March 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

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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