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Privates Lives (2001)
"Vidas privadas" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  2 November 2001 (Spain)
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Credited cast:
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Carmen Uranga
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Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini
Luis Ziembrowski ...
Alejandro Rossemberg
Chunchuna Villafañe ...
Sofía Uranga
Lito Cruz ...
Rodolfo Bertolini
Carola Reyna ...
Roxana Rodó
Héctor Alterio ...
Padre de Carmen
Audry Gutierrez Alea ...
Gladys
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Ana Uranga
Luis Machín ...
Eduardo
Eusebio Poncela ...
Voz en Madrid (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fabiana Cantilo ...
Vecina
Lucrecia Capello ...
Amanda
Fena della Maggiora ...
Remisero 2
Yasmin Elias ...
Vicky
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Carmen Uranga is a 42 year-old woman who after 20 years jurisdiction of her native country (Argentina), she returns to solve a family problem related with the inheritance that her sick father wants to leave him. Their return trip results in the unavoidable memories of the torture that that was object during the dictatorship and a dramatic revelation. Written by <haizel@loquesea.com>

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¿Hasta donde podria llegar una mujer por una pasion?

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When Carmen accidentally burns herself on the thick green candle in the restaurant, the candle itself is completely missing from the next shot of the table. It then reappears, lying on its side, in the long shot through the window from Ana's point of view. See more »

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Pretentious, Unconvincing, and Boring
9 January 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

'Vidas privadas', by first-time director Fito Paez, is the most pretentious and boring movie I have ever seen. The movie suffers from an unconvincing plot and pseudo-intellectual banter that result in a very forced and ridiculous ending. The sex and the final revelation are only there for shock value, and nothing else.

The acting is really good, but I don't think it has anything to do with Paez's direction; he just hired some really good actors. Gael García Bernal's fake Argentinean accent is awful, but he still gives a good performance. But, why didn't they just cast an actor from Argentina for that role? Some Argentinean actors are really good. I guess Fito Paez just wanted to capitalize on the Mexican actor's increasing popularity. Cecilia Roth is always great, and the movie is not a complete fiasco only because of her performance.

Also, Fito Paez is one of Agentina's best singer/songwriters, and I was hoping that, at least, the movie score would be good. But it's not. It's awful. The movie reduces the music to lame background noise that doesn't take you anywhere. Also, (trying not to give anything away) where the hell did that gun at the end came from? Did Paez just forget to explain why would one of the characters be carrying a gun? It makes no sense. Paez should not quit his day job and stick to songwriting.


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