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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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Storyline

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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At the funeral scene, Elvira receives a bunch of flowers with a band that reads 'From Dora and Alfonsina'. Elvira immediately takes off the final 'A' of Alfonsina's name so the flowers would have been sent by 'Dora and Alfonsin'. 'Raul Alfonsin' was the president of Argentina at that time. See more »

Quotes

Nora: You should definitely come visit us! Our garden is marvelous. The landscape is so inspiring... When could you go?
Susana: Whenever you say so.
Nora: Next Monday!... No, no next Monday... Next Tuesday!... No, next Tuesday won't work either... Next Wednesday!... Next Wednesday I call you and we'll settle the day up. Over there, your baby will be able to sunbath, run through the meadows...
Susana: She doesn't walk yet.
Nora: Well... I imagine she can at least breathe!
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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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The funniest movie I have ever seen!!!
12 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is an Argentinean masterpiece. There is not a single moment when I don't find myself laughing. Every single actor, including the ones in supporting roles, are beyond excellent. The movie was just re-released for its twentieth anniversary and it is a must for any collector of comedy. This is comedy at its best. The character of Mama Cora, played by Antonio Gasalla is the most convincing portrayal of an elderly woman I have ever seen. His mannerisms, gait, etc. are superb. Although this story portrays an Argentinean family dealing with the dilemma of taking care of an elderly mother, this is a story that could happen to any family in any place in the world. Enrique Pinti has a minor role as Felipe, the family drunk, that is beyond belief. I highly recommend this great film.


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