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Esperando la carroza (1985)

Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

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Doña Elisa
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Peralta
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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)  »

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Czekajac na karawan  »

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All the houses that appear in the film are very close to each other in the same Buenos Aires neighborhood, Versalles. The main house (Elvira and Sergio's) became too old with the years. It was about to face demolition but the city's government decided to mark it as a cultural landmark and it was totally repaired. Now, it is a site of pilgrimage for thousands of fans who visit it all year round to take pictures and tour around the neighborhood. The house is inhabited by the same family who owned it at the time of the filming. They even have a female dog as pet named after one of the characters in the movie: "Matilde" (the young daughter of Elvira and Sergio). See more »

Quotes

Elvira: [to a friend of her daughter] What a nice little dress! You look just like a model! Now go inside the house and stay with Matilde for a while, she's so shocked.
[after the girl enters the house]
Elvira: What a horrible creature! She looks like her father with every day that passes!
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Followed by Esperando la carroza 2: Se acabó la fiesta (2009) See more »

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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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Great movie
13 May 2005 | by (Bariloche, Argentina) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie recently and I really enjoyed it.

Although it shows a problem many families deal with (having an old person in the family, and not knowing what to do with him/her), it shows it in a funny way.

It tells the story about Mamá Cora (Antonio Gasalla), a woman in her eighties who apparently, it's disturbing in her bigger son's house. Her son's wife wants her out of the house, as she is driving her mad. Mamá Cora tries to help, but unfortunately, everything she does, she does it wrongly.

The family goes through lots of trouble, trying to solve what to do with Mamá Cora. While all this happens, a confusion makes the family believe she dies, and that leads to the funniest scenes of the comedy, although the whole movie is hilarious.

If want to rent a good comedy, I strongly recommend you to go for "Esperando la Carroza". Not to mention the outstanding performances of actors like China Zorrilla, Betiana Blum and Luis Brandoni, among others.

My score 10/10. Excellent movie.


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