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Valentin (2002)

Valentín (original title)
An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rodrigo Noya ...
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Abuela
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Leticia
Jean Pierre Noher ...
El tío Chiche
Mex Urtizberea ...
Rufo
Lorenzo Quinteros ...
Hombre del bar
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El padre
Carlos Roffé ...
Dr. Galaburri
Marina Glezer ...
La maestra
Stéfano Di Gregorio ...
Roberto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fabián Vena ...
El cura
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Storyline

In 1967 Buenos Aires, eight year old Valentín lives alone with his poor widowed paternal grandmother. He has not seen his mother since he was three. His grandmother tells him that his mother was unfaithful to his father. Regardless, Valentín still misses her. His womanizing father, Vincente, is on the most part absent as a traveling salesman, he who seems more concerned about his own fortunes than sending money home to take care of his mother and son. Valentín has dreams like most young boys, his primary one being to become an astronaut. He believes the work that he does building rocket models and space suits will assist the NASA space program, and he does whatever he can, such as walk around in heavy shoes to simulate zero gravity and hold his breath underwater, in his pursuit of becoming an astronaut, despite being slightly cross-eyed and near-sighted, which he believes will not hinder his chances. But without really realizing it, he wants more than anything to be part of a nuclear ... Written by Huggo

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Cupid just turned eight.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

6 February 2003 (Netherlands)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,048 (USA) (7 May 2004)

Gross:

$275,363 (USA) (20 August 2004)
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About 300 boys were seen for the part of Valentin. See more »

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Brilliant!
17 July 2003 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

What a relief. What a movie. What a simple and beautiful message. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Why is it so hard to find a movie like this? Never too sentimental, never cheesy, but full of fantasy and realism at the same time. How does he do it? I can only say... go see it!


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