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Common Ground (2002)

Lugares comunes (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 12 September 2002 (Argentina)
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 »

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Fernando Robles
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Liliana Rovira
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Carlos Solla
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Pedro Robles
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Claudio Rissi ...
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Osvaldo Santoro
José Luis Alfonzo
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Florencia Merlo ...
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Patricia Pan ...
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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 in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to live with his pension. The crisis in Argentina does not allow Fernando to get a new job, and his wife decides to sell her family's apartment and move to a small farm near Villa Dolores to reduce their expenses. Fernando comes up with the idea to grow lavender and sell the oil to the perfume industry. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fernando Robles: Don't value your students based on their answers. Answers are not true, they seek a truth that will be only relative.
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31 May 2005 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"Lugares Comunes" is an excellent film. No doubt the IMDb rates it with a 8,2 (this is clearly above the average grades I have seen, and I have been exploring this database extensively).

You probably have to come from Spain or Argentina to really pick up all the subtleties conveyed in the movie. However, the feelings and emotions the film explores are universal.

I really like Fernando Luppi (he has been involved in many many good films, like "Martín H", or "Nadie hablará de nosotras hasta que hayamos muerto"), but please note Mercedes Sampietro (still the President of the "Academia del Cine" in Spain), who plays the role of her life (so far) in this movie. What she does is something similar as to what Halle Berry shows in Monsters' Ball. Just watch the last minutes of the film, she doesn't speak, she doesn't need to...


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