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

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  12 September 2002 (Argentina)
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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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$19,844 (Brazil) (2 July 2004)

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$19,844 (Brazil) (2 July 2004)
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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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Amor de mis amores
Written by Agustín Lara (as Agustín Lara Aguirre)
Performed by Agustín Lara
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Let's talk about life...
11 December 2005 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I've always thought that Adolfo Aristaráin is not only a cinema director, he's a philosopher,a thinker, a so lucid mind, and overall an idealist. Cinema is not just something to entertain people but a powerful tool to express himself.

"Lugares Comunes" (Common places) tells the story of an Argentinian middle-aged couple (played wonderfully by the great Federico Luppi and Mercedes Sampietro which decide to move to the country from Buenos Aires. He's just been fired from the school in which he's been teaching' for most than 30 years (because of his left-winged ideas). So, he a his wife cannot afford to live in B. Aires anymore. That's the base for a long, overwhelming reflection about life, honesty, unconditional love, commitment, and all those things that seem to be a little "old-fashioned" nowadays (but they are not).

This is a movie to think about, you must focus on it, you have to assimilate what you're hearing... Otherwise, you'll be wasting your time. This ain't nonsense and hollow entertainment, this is something else. Let Aristaráin open your eyes... you won't regret.

*My rate: 8.5/10


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