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Ashes of Paradise (1997)

Cenizas del paraíso (original title)
A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who... See full summary »

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Cast

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Héctor Alterio ...
Judge Costa Makantasis
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Juez Beatriz Teller
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Pablo Makantasis
Daniel Kuzniecka ...
Nicolás Makantasis
Leticia Brédice ...
Ana Muro
Alejo García Pintos ...
Yeti
Nicolás Abeles ...
Alejandro Makantasis
Jorge Marrale ...
Francisco Muro
Chela Ruíz ...
Isabel Güemes
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Mirta
Horacio Roca ...
Iriarte
Mónica Scapparone ...
Carolina Miranda
María Fiorentino ...
Hilda
Emilio Bardi ...
Méndez
José María Monje ...
Guard Cacho
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A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who is determined to discover the truth. Written by Marcos Eduardo Acosta Aldrete

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Three siblings, one woman, one destiny


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7 August 1997 (Argentina)  »

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While Alejandro and Ana are making the photo backdrop of stars and planets, a song is playing in the background that may have relevance: It's "Cancion para una mujer que no está" or Song for a Woman Who Isn't There by Vox Dei, which was recorded in 1971, years before the movie was made. See more »

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Un peu du groove
(C.C. Rider / Mad In Paris)
Performed by Mad In Paris
Published by MCA
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Mystery fills the story with suspense
23 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three Argentine brothers fall into the hands of a female judge, each individually claiming to be guilty of the murder of a powerful man's daughter. Having these three men in custody, the body of the dead girl, and the news that the brothers' father, who is also a judge, was also killed, Judge Teller finds herself in trying to unravel the complex mystery. The mystery which is presented with great passion and chaos from the very start of the film, is slowly unraveled by showing the main characters' individual perspectives of the previous week or so, one at a time. By showing one piece of the puzzle at a time, Marcelo Piñeyro builds up much suspense and pushes the audience to try to guess what the missing pieces will be. The story demonstrates what could happen to extremely close-knit families, such as the three men and their father, when certain destructive circumstances or people make their way into their lives. Although certain family bonds may be bent and weakened through such circumstances, these bonds are by no means easily broken.


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