MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 230 this week

Valentin (I) (2002)
"Valentín" (original title)

7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 3,278 users   Metascore: 52/100
Reviews: 24 user | 49 critic | 29 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 30 titles
created 28 Oct 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Valentin" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Valentin (2002)

Valentin (2002) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Valentin.
14 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sidewalls (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together.

Director: Gustavo Taretto
Stars: Javier Drolas, Pilar López de Ayala, Inés Efron
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Alejandro Agresti
Stars: Vera Fogwill, Fabián Vena, Ángela Molina
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Curuguazu, located in the Argentinian countryside, seventeen year-old Daniel Montero has been raised by his grandmother for three years since the death of his parents in a car accident. ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Agresti
Stars: Cecilia Roth, Tomás Fonzi, Fabián Vena
Common Ground (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: Federico Luppi, Mercedes Sampietro, Arturo Puig
Talk to Her (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after becoming infatuated with his daughter's attractive friend.

Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A woman reunites with her husband, who vanished on her years ago.

Director: Alejandro Agresti
Stars: Carlos Roffé, Mónica Galán, Julieta Cardinali
Babel (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal
Valentín II (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Spanish theatre company is rehearsing Shakespeare in the original style using young men to play the women's roles. Complicating their endeavors is the previously straight director's ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Luis Iborra
Stars: Lluís Homar, Iñaki Font, Armando del Río
Kamchatka (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Cecilia Roth, Héctor Alterio
Comedy | Drama

When the old Wiegergans dies his three best friends Vincent, Pablo, and Seymour inherit an old bookstore containing thousand of books. While trying to divide their gigantic inheritance ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Agresti
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As an anonymous man, Fermin leaves his underground hideout in the subway. The dictatorship in the country is followed by democracy, but the bright light of it blinds Fermin: he is displaced... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Agresti
Stars: Floria Bloise, Mirta Busnelli, Tito Haas
Edit

Cast

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

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Cupid just turned eight.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

6 February 2003 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Valentin  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$275,363 (USA) (20 August 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Argentina's official submission for the 2003 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wise beyond his years...
11 September 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Valentin is one cute, smart-mouthed kid. You can't help but love him, especially in his young Beatles 60s getup. Yes, at times he talks and acts much older than his age, but that's what's intended to make his character so humorous. Valentin is the Amelie Poulin of the Latin younger set, and just as adorable as Kolya, the Cinema Paradiso kid, and the Life is Beautiful kid. And Buenos Aires is displayed beautifully in this movie. If only Valentin was in wider release in the States. No one knows about it, but many would enjoy this very charming, warm-hearted movie, that reminds us of the innocence of our own youth and how we tried to decipher and improve the world in our own small way.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I really didn't liked it donastorre
What happened to Valentin's mother? macandal
how cant u understand diego127
The International Poster of this Film is Pathetic swain-4
Music lotus6257
Music mariafewoo
Discuss Valentin (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?