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Yesterday's Guys Used No Arsenic (1976)

Los muchachos de antes no usaban arsénico (original title)
Mara Ordaz, a former diva who lives in a mansion away from the city and sorrounded by memories together with her husband, her doctor and the person in charge of the administration of her ... See full summary »
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Mecha Ortiz ...
Mara Ordaz
Arturo García Buhr ...
Pedro
Narciso Ibáñez Menta ...
Norberto
Mario Soffici ...
Martín
Bárbara Mújica ...
Laura
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Mara Ordaz, a former diva who lives in a mansion away from the city and sorrounded by memories together with her husband, her doctor and the person in charge of the administration of her things, decides to sell her house and return to the big city. The men do not agree with this. She will call an estate agent, a young woman who will make a change within this group of people. A chain of events will bring to an unexpected ending. Written by Nicolás A. González Baroncelli

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Argentina's official selection for the 1976 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »

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Good movie to watch
2 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're willing to disregard the poor sound,dated methods of filming, and non English speaking dialogue you'll love this movie. I'm not Argentinian, but I saw this when I was a boy and I remember it to be quirky with charm about it. As an adult I was able to understand the language and innuendos better which made it more enjoyable. An isolated group of people living in two camps; one tormented by growing old and one conforming to it. These two collide and the characters are driven to extremes in order to preserve their way of life. Wonderful movie, very enjoyable, but I do suggest watching it with someone who is Argentinian.


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