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Avellaneda's Moon (2004)

Luna de Avellaneda (original title)
The story of a social and sports club in a Buenos Aires neighborhood and of those who try to save it from being closed.
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Román Maldonado
Eduardo Blanco ...
Amadeo Grimberg
Mercedes Morán ...
Graciela
Valeria Bertuccelli ...
Cristina
Silvia Kutika ...
Verónica
José Luis López Vázquez ...
Don Aquiles
Daniel Fanego ...
Alejandro
Atilio Pozzobon ...
Atilio
Horacio Peña ...
Julio
María Victoria Biscay ...
Macarena
Francisco Fernández De Rosa ...
Darío
Micaela Moreno ...
Dalma
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Ismael
Sofia Bertolotto ...
Yanina, Dario's girlfiend
Claudia Santos
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The story of a social and sports club in a Buenos Aires neighborhood and of those who try to save it from being closed. Written by Marcos Celesia <mcelesia@ciudad.com.ar>

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20 May 2004 (Argentina)  »

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Avellaneda's Moon  »

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Goofs

Don Aquiles says that when he came to Argentina aged 8 he only spoke Galician, a Western Iberian language similar to Portuguese, yet he speaks Castilian Spanish with a Spanish accent, even though he must have learned his Spanish in Argentina. See more »

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Amadeo Grimberg: O what do you think? That before Newton, apples floated?
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Idealism vs. Pragmatism

Luna de Avellaneda is a 70 years old club, in the good ol' days it had more than 8.000 members. There they teach ballet, you can play basketball, you can chat with your friends... In short: it's your family out of your family. Now, times have changed, things are getting hard and people don't have much money. The club has nowadays less than 300 members, and has lots of debts. They're going' to have to sell the facilities, they say they're gonna build a casino, they say there will be a job for everybody, they say prosperity will be back in town... they say...

This is such of a metaphor of the whole Argentinian situation. He uses this club to represent the reality of a country that's been hurt very deeply, surrounded by looters and sick of promises. A country which uses the sense of humor and the sarcasm as a medicine.

Two hours of rage, love after love, and tons of hope... (we really need that) *My rate: 8/10


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