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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 31 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Impossible not to like... 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
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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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Argentina's official submission for the 2001 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category.See more »
Quotes:
Juan Carlos:Porque él le dio alegría a millones de personas y después esos mismos fanáticos se dieron la vuelta y le crucificaron.
Rafael Belvedere:Terminó la función. Dejad ya de hablar de Cristo.
Juan Carlos:¿Cristo? ¿Yo hablaba de Maradona?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV)See more »

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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Impossible not to like..., 5 September 2003
Author: Frederick from London, England

Very sweet mid-life crisis movie from Argentina starring the brilliant

Ricardo Darín from 'Nine Queens'. Darin plays Rafael, a driven

restaurant owner who's stressed lifestyle and continuous intake of

ristrettos and cigarettes earns him a heart attack. Lying in his

hospital bed he resolves to start 'a new cycle', simplifying his life.

This proves harder than he expects. Gorgeous younger girlfriend

Nat wants commitment, ex-wife Sandra heaps scorn on his

neuroses and his dapper father wants financial help in enacting a

touching gesture to his wife of 44 years: a proper wedding

ceremony.

Rafael is assisted in meeting these challenges by the appearance

of an old friend, Juan Carlos. Played with memorable comic

energy by Eduardo Blanco (a kind of Argentine Roberto Benigni),

Juan Carlos' loyalty and friendship - and the story of his own

triumph over tragic life circumstances - helps Rafael understand

the treasure he possesses without appreciating it: family.

It may sound kind of soppy, and at moments 'Son of the Bride'

does teeter into sentimentality, but on the whole this is a

consistently entertaining movie, the best of its kind I've seen in a

long time. The film's script is very nearly brilliant, stuffed full of bon

mots and witty asides, from the Padre describing his new speaker

system as 'omnipresent' to Juan Carlos' Jesus-Christ-as-

Maradonna joke.

But its quality lies in more than just a list of gleaming one-liners

and 'zingy' exchanges. There's acres of depth here too, in passing

observations about the universality of corruption in modern day

Argentina, to wry observations about the hypocrisy of the church.

Campanella covers a lot of bases - much more so than comparable comedies from the US - without ever losing his

lightness of touch. It's this that raises 'Son of the Bride' above the

mass and makes it a movie that I'm actually very keen to see

again.

Impossible not to like, then, and if the ending doesn't leave you

with a tear in your eye, you're a heartless swine.



I actually caught 'Son of the Bride' last night in a double with 'Nine

Queens'

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