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

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  6 February 2003 (Netherlands)
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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
Julieta Cardinali ...
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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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

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

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

Gross:

$275,363 (USA) (20 August 2004)
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Inspired by one of director Alejandro Agresti's childhood memories, when he spent a day with one of his father's girlfriends, going to the cinema and to the park. See more »

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what a sweet movie this is! absolutely fantastic!
3 January 2004 | by (Amsterdam,the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I didn't suspect this movie to be good, because the dutch producer Laurens Geels produced it and I usually don't like his films. But this one was a sweet surprise! The whole film has this brilliant feel-good-movie athmosphere...and you just don't want this film to end. Rodrigo Noya is one of the most brilliant young actors among us, I was totally crazy about his character. I can't wait to see the next Agresti film! By the way, this is an absolute OSCAR-winner for this year!(or maybe Goodbye Lenin?)mmmmhhhh.....we'll see!


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