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Common Ground (2002)
"Lugares comunes" (original title)

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Cast

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Fernando Robles
Mercedes Sampietro ...
Liliana Rovira
Arturo Puig ...
Carlos Solla
Carlos Santamaría ...
Pedro Robles
Valentina Bassi ...
Natacha
Claudio Rissi ...
Demedio
Osvaldo Santoro
José Luis Alfonzo
Yael Barnatán ...
Fabiana
Graciela Tenenbaum
María Fiorentino ...
Tutti Tudela
José Soriano ...
(as Pepe Soriano)
Florencia Merlo ...
Esposa de Demedio
Patricia Pan ...
Hija de Demedio
Micaela González ...
Hija de Demedio
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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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It's never too late to begin again.

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12 September 2002 (Argentina)  »

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$19,844 (Brazil) (2 July 2004)

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$19,844 (Brazil) (2 July 2004)
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One of the best
17 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

After seeing Martin (Hache), I was looking forward to seeing another film by this director. I was not disappointed. This film is every bit as good as Martin, and that is saying a lot. What a wonderful, touching, wise, and inspiring film! There are moments of such emotional intensity, I was often overwhelmed. Particularly in the scene where he meets Tutti, the writing and performances are so beautiful I found myself sobbing. And such marvelous, loving humor often accents the serious topics that the film touches on. And unexpected moments that make you smile after you gasp. It is such a shame that these films are not available in the U.S. I would so much like to see this one again and share it with friends.


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