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The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)
"El lado oscuro del corazón" (original title)

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Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets... See full summary »

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Oliverio
Sandra Ballesteros ...
Ana
Nacha Guevara ...
André Mélançon ...
Erik
Jean Pierre Reguerraz ...
Gustavo
Mónica Galán ...
La ex esposa
Inés Vernengo ...
La ciega
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Marisa Aguilera ...
Bigotuda
Hugo Arana
Mariana Baranchuk ...
Amiga Ana
Claudia Bedacarratz ...
Mendiga
Mario Benedetti ...
Poeta Aleman
Jesús Berenguer ...
Publicitario 1
Pablo Brichta ...
Novio
Silvina Chaine ...
Mujeres cabaret
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Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets a prostitute, Ana, with whom he falls in love. Back in Buenos Aires, he accepts a contract with a publicity agency to get the money for three days of love with her. Will he get what he's searching for when his ideal of love's pleasure is literally going in levitation while making love? Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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This Argentina's official selection for the 1992 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. When the Oscar nominations came out it was overlooked in favor of Un Lugar en el mundo (1992) (A Place in the World) which was later the only film in Academy Awards history to have been removed from the final ballot. See more »

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Followed by El lado oscuro del corazón 2 (2001) See more »

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A masterpiece of poetry & magical realism.
26 October 1998 | by (Venice, California) – See all my reviews

A masterpiece of poetry & magical realism. The "comic" device of the poet's dialogues with death is sheer brilliance; the many ways a heart can be used are explored masterfully; the friendship between the three Dionysian male friends is a delight. Rent this film. Keep it a few extra days and watch it again. It's hard to find, but definitely belongs on your "Ten Best" list.


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