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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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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: [hanging up the phone] Well, it seems we've gotten the wrong corpse!
Emilia: What?
Elvira: The woman we've been mourning all day is not your mother! It's a hungarian woman who commited suicide and left a note saying so. Her daughter is coming here to pick up the corpse. But why? I say, why these communists can't stay in their own country?
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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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