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Release Date:
16 August 2001 (Argentina) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Si la vida te paso de largo ¿ qué esperas para alcanzarla? See more »
Plot:
At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 33 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
3.5 stars See more (65 total) »

Cast

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Ricardo Darín ... Rafael Belvedere
Héctor Alterio ... Nino Belvedere

Norma Aleandro ... Norma Belvedere
Eduardo Blanco ... Juan Carlos

Natalia Verbeke ... Naty
Gimena Nóbile ... Vicky
David Masajnik ... Nacho
Claudia Fontán ... Sandra
Atilio Pozzobon ... Francesco
Salo Pasik ... Daniel
Humberto Serrano ... Padre Mario
Fabián Arenillas ... Sciacalli
Mónica Cabrera ... Carmen
Giorgio Bellora ... Marchiolli
Mónica Virgilito ... Enfermera hospital
Victoria Troncoso ... Camarera
Rubén Green ... Portero Osvaldo
Miguel Padilla ... Profesor
Walter Mackenzie ... Rosales
Adrián Suar ... Dodi
Alfredo Alcón ... Himself
Antonio Caride ... Padre Naty
Diego Mackenzie ... Rosales
Pablo Ingercher Casas ... Walter
Rogelio Romano ... Gavilán
Gabriela Arista ... Médica de guardia
Gabriel Eisbruch ... Monaguillo
León Dogodny ... Polo

Juan José Campanella ... Médico
Fernando Alcalde ... Joven zarpado
Lucas de Diego ... Rafael Belvedere (niño)
Daniel Kazimierski ... Juan Carlos (niño)
Ariel Caravaggio ... Chico malo
Valentino Carranza ... Chico malo
Francisco Monet ... Chico malo
Jorge Palavecino ... Chico malo
Daniel Topino ... Staff Restaurante
Luis Pérez González ... Staff Restaurante
Jorge Fungaray ... Staff Restaurante
Julio Ramírez ... Staff Restaurante
Oscar Bustamante ... Staff Restaurante
Marcelo Crisóstomo ... Staff Restaurante
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Quico Alfonsin
Amanda Beitia
Carlos Nizza
Alicia Rodriguez
Aldo Tavagnutti
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa ... Paciente

Directed by
Juan José Campanella 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Juan José Campanella 
Fernando Castets 

Produced by
Mariela Besuievsky .... producer
Fernando Blanco .... producer
Pablo Bossi .... producer
Juan Pablo Galli .... executive producer
Gerardo Herrero .... producer
Jorge Estrada Mora .... producer
Adrián Suar .... general producer
Juan Vera .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ángel Illarramendi 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Shulman 
 
Film Editing by
Camilo Antolini 
 
Casting by
Valeria Pivato 
Walter Rippell 
 
Art Direction by
Mercedes Alfonsín 
 
Set Decoration by
Pablo Racioppi 
 
Costume Design by
Cecilia Monti 
 
Makeup Department
Marisa Amenta .... makeup artist
Osvaldo Esperón .... hair stylist
Araceli Farace .... assistant makeup artist
Marcelo Iúdice .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Eva Garrido .... post-production supervisor
Juan Vera .... production manager
Paula Zyngierman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Valeria Pivato .... second assistant director
Walter Rippell .... first assistant director
Fabiana Tiscornia .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Federico Casagrande .... props
Gonzalo Espinio .... property master
Matías Martínez .... assistant set decorator
Soledad Plá .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Carlos Abbate .... sound
José Luis Díaz .... sound
Facundo Paco Girón .... boom operator
Marcelo Lago .... sound editor
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Iván Zar .... sound intern
 
Camera and Electrical Department
José Cangelosi .... grip assistant
Octavio Cervini .... electrician
Jonás Costa .... assistant camera
Pablo Desanzo .... camera operator
Juan Fernández .... grip
Fabián Forte .... electrician
Mariano Levy .... chief electrician
Martín Nico .... electrician
Libio Pensaballe .... still photographer
Emilio Razzetto .... generator operator
Adrián Israel Sánchez .... gaffer
Romina Tocci .... video assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcela Albacete .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Eduardo Feller .... backstage editor
Virginia Romero .... post-production coordinator
Natacha Valerga .... assistant to editor
Martino Zaidelis .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
José Vinader .... music engineer
Iván Wyszogrod .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Tomás Acevedo .... intern
Fernando Alcalde .... script supervisor
Carolina Azzi .... intern
Héctor Belvedere .... laboratory technician
Florencia Cegatti .... intern
Javier Cortellas .... intern
Elena Dahn .... intern
Pascale Dillemann .... subtitling director
Simón Franco .... intern
Gabriel Garín .... laboratory technician
Maggie Iglesias .... intern
Pablo Ingercher Casas .... production assistant
Judith Kusnir .... accountant
Axel Linari .... location manager
Juan Lovece .... production coordinator
Romina Martínez .... assistant accountant
María Navarro .... sewer
Valeria Pivato .... second direction helper
Josefina Sánchez Frova .... second production assistant
 
Thanks
Luz Conte-Freixa .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El hijo de la novia" - Argentina (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
123 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film was Argentina's 5th nomination to an Academy Award for best foreign language film. Actor Héctor Alterio was in four of them (The Truce, Camila, The Official Story - which won in 1986, and this one).See more »
Quotes:
Juan Carlos:Did you see "That Damned Rib"?
Rafael Belvedere:I don't watch Argentine movies. I work all day, you know how it is.
Juan Carlos:I don't watch Argentine reality.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Sweethearts: Episode #1.54" (2002)See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
3.5 stars, 25 April 2002
Author: Mike Weston (mweston) from Silicon Valley, CA

Rafael Belvedere (Ricardo Darín) runs a restaurant started by his parents, Nino (Héctor Alterio) and Norma (Norma Aleandro). While he has made it a success, a corporate buyer who wants to buy the restaurant observes that the extreme effort required to keep all of the plates spinning is like running a marathon. He is divorced and, with the constant cell phone calls and sleepless nights, doesn't seem to have much time for his daughter or girlfriend, although he seems to have genuine affection for both. He hasn't visited his mother Norma, who is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's, in a year. As the previews and the title reveal, his father Nino decides that what he wants most of all is to give Norma the church wedding she always wanted, although many wonder if she would even notice due to her mental state.

The wedding and other story turns which I won't give away help the film turn gracefully from mostly a comedy in the early going into an outstanding drama in the later parts of the film. The performances are excellent by all of the actors, helping to make all of the characters seem real. While the photography is often attractive, I would not be surprised if the film was shot on 16 mm film or even high definition video and transferred to 35 mm film for exhibition.

This film was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign film, which should have given it a higher profile than it seems to have gotten. It is highly recommended, and should not lose too much seen on home video, assuming it eventually shows up there.

Note that the star, Ricardo Darín, also stars in "Nine Queens," which is opening very soon in the United States.

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