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Grandma (1979)
"La nona" (original title)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 May 1979 (Argentina)
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The story about a family that must maintain a insatiable grandmother.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Soriano ...
La nona
Juan Carlos Altavista ...
Chicho
Osvaldo Terranova ...
Carmelo
Eva Franco ...
Anyula
Guillermo Battaglia
Nya Quesada ...
María
Nelly Tesolín
Oscar Nuñez
Pedro Martínez
Graciela Alfano ...
Marta
Vicente La Russa
Amanda Beitia
Aldo Bigatti
Fernando Iglesias 'Tacholas'
Horacio O'Connor
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The story about a family that must maintain a insatiable grandmother.

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The funny and tragical story of a family who has to take care of their Grand Mother....
27 May 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Based in the Argentinian theater play of the 1970's, La Nona is the story of a hard working Family of Italian background in the Buenos Aires downtown area, taking care of Their Grand Mother(Pepe Soriano), who they call, Nona. but this is not a common granny, Her appetite never stops, and the problems she bring to the family does too. in fact, their Grand sons:

The older brother, Carmelo (Osvaldo Terranova), who works as a vegetable seller in the town fairy, is very upset with his small bro, Chicho(Juan Carlos Altavista), who is a lazy man and also a pain in the ass to the family like La Nona.

In fact, is Chicho the one who tries to get rid of the problem of La Nona, but he just gives his family more and more problems, in very funny situations:Like the scene in which he tries to sell her to a museum and says to the Museum Curator:"Imported from Italy", and a lot of funny scenes with a very particular humor, only found in Argentina, and without any cliché from American movies, but with a marked influence from the Italian cinema. Another character, is Marta, the daughter of Carmelo, who works as the hocker, but lies to their family telling them she is going to work to the grocery store.

Whoever, like I said, La Nona is not common granny, in fact, She has more of one hundred years, and may live another hundred more; she can read the smalls letters of a board, like in one scene where she reads the smallest letters in the boards while a doctor is testing her view:"Note:The Argentinian guild of..", and the doctor says, "No granny, here!". Another one is where she eats all the bread of a retire home and the others old men bring her back to the family in a van.

In any case, although the movie has funny scenes, and I have to say it has not a happy ending. the family slowly fell apart because of La Nona. All the cast is perfect, from Juan Carlos Altavista(Also know as Minguito) in his best part, and Soriano, in a very memorable part with the famous quote:"Give more!". Alfano as the hocker daughter really fits in her paper, in fact, she is now a days a hocker in my country.

Well, watch the movie, is a must see for fans of south America cinema.

PD:sorry if the critic is not good enough, in fact, I'm Argentinian, and this is my first review in English.


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