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Wake Up Love (1996)
"Despabílate amor" (original title)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Juan Leyrado ...
Ricardo
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Ernesto
Soledad Silveyra ...
Ana
Laura Azcurra ...
Ana (young)
Luciano Leyrado ...
Ricardo (young)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diego Alcala ...
Ernesto (young)
Martín Andrade ...
Comisario
Liz Balut ...
Secretaria de Ernesto
Walter Balzarini ...
Farmaceutico
Valentina Bassi ...
Liliana
Damiano Berlinghieri ...
Encargado del Club
Joaquín Bonet ...
Sebastian
Manuel Callau ...
Cacho
Victor Catania ...
Empleado de Disqueria
Gustavo Garzón ...
Patricio
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Ana's grandmother is watching a live color TV broadcast of 1978 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony. Local color TV broadcasts in Argentina did not started until 1980. See more »

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Great dialogue in a slice of Argentinian romantic drama.
7 February 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This bitter-sweet film of the passing years and reminiscences of the happy days of growing up is carefully directed with great attention to detail. It takes place in Argentina under military rule, but this fact is not much mentioned apart from Grandma's remarks about communists who seduce but never marry. Twenty-five years can reek havoc to one's appearance and when the central characters decide to meet after this long time, they try to cover their baldness, greying hair and expanding waistline. Ricardo says the secret of eternal youth is rock and roll and he virtually rocks his way through life filled with enthusiasm and contentment with his wife Ana and son Sebastian. His friend Ernesto a writer and philosopher takes a serious view of life, and he dreams of his youth when he first met Ana and fell in love with her. These reminiscences are done in flashback using young actors with reasonable likeness to the adult characters, particularly young Ana who looks very much like the actor as the grown woman. When Ana and Ernesto plan to meet secretly over a coffee, we see some marvellous relaxed acting, never hurried, always believable as they rediscover each other after 25 years apart. The conversations are brilliant and there is no hint of sentimentality although at times the characters come close to tears when they consider what might have been. Ernesto finally finds sympathy in the arms of Vera who plays haunting melodies on her magnificent cello. Vera has a commanding presence somewhat mysterious but totally compelling, whereas Ana has that frank, innocent, bubbly "girl next door" look about her. All characters are well-defined and believable. It's an interesting slice of Argentinian life with food for thought in much of the dialogue.


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