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In This Tricky Life (2001)

En la puta vida (original title)
Montevideo, Uruguay. In this comedic drama, Elisa, 27, dreams of opening her own hairdressing salon in one of the rich districts of the Uruguayan capital. A bit of a rebel, one day Elisa ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elisa (as Mariana Santángelo)
Silvestre ...
Plácido el Cara
Josep Linuesa ...
Marcelo
Andrea Fantoni ...
Lulú
Rodrigo Speranza ...
Marcos
Agustín Abreu ...
Nicolás
Carlos Calero ...
El Conejo
Fermí Herrero ...
El Gigante
Augusto Mazzarelli ...
Garcia
Graciela Gelos ...
Teresa
Graciela Escuder ...
Doña Sera
Ana Castillo ...
La Gorda
Ileana López ...
La Flaca
Hugo Blandamuro ...
El Gordo
Alex Borucki ...
Functionario del consulado (as Alex Borucky)
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Montevideo, Uruguay. In this comedic drama, Elisa, 27, dreams of opening her own hairdressing salon in one of the rich districts of the Uruguayan capital. A bit of a rebel, one day Elisa moves out of her mother's house with her two children and breaks up with Garcia, her boss and lover who has infuriated her by not wanting to get married. So, in the space of twenty-four hours, Elisa finds herself without a roof over her head, without a man, without a job and without money. Her best friend Loulou finds her a job - in the brothel run by Dona Jacqueline. And without really being aware of it, Elisa slides into prostitution, which leads her to Barcelona. She falls in love, she is exploited, she gets involved in transvestite gang wars, and meanwhile just dreams of earning enough money for her little beauty salon back home. Written by Anonymous

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Una historia real... tan real que aún sucede.

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Great Movie !
27 July 2002 | by (California USA) – See all my reviews

A very well done movie about a young girl's life in Uruguay,a real life based history,with a touch of humor and freshness. The history about an ugly reality and the girl's pursuit of her dreams and happiness while trying to take care of her two sons.


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