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Rolling Family (2004)
"Familia rodante" (original title)

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A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.

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Cast overview:
Graciana Chironi ...
Emilia
Nicolás López ...
Matias
Liliana Capurro ...
Marta
Ruth Dobel ...
Claudia
Marianela Pedano ...
Yanina
Bernardo Forteza ...
Oscar
Elías Viñoles ...
Gustavo (as Raúl Viñoles)
Carlos Resta ...
Ernesto
Laura Glave ...
Paola
Sol Ocampo ...
Bebé
Leila Gomez ...
Nadia
Federico Esquerro ...
Claudio
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On her 84th birthday, Emilia gets a call from her sister in Misiones inviting her to be matron of honor at a family wedding. Emilia tells her family that all of them are making the trip. Her two daughters, their husbands and children, one great-grandchild, and one child's friend jam into a camper van atop an old Chevy pickup. They leave from Buenos Aires. Engine trouble, a toothache, a stray dog, mosquitoes, and the heat complicate the journey. Cousins kiss, a melancholy brother-in-law tries to re-kindle an old flame, and the infant's father shows up uninvited. The screen is full of close ups. "Well, that's life," says Emilia. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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30 September 2004 (Argentina)  »

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$849 (USA) (8 September 2006)

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$9,291 (USA) (10 November 2006)
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Graciana Chironi, the woman who plays Emilia's character, is not an actress, is real life's mother of the director Pablo Trapero. See more »

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Trapero's reality
15 July 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Pablo Trapero, one of the most recognized directors of the new Argentine cinema, has done three movies: "Mundo Grúa", which I haven't seen and seems to be the best; "El Bonaerense", a tale about a man who becomes a cop; and "Familia Rodante", which is not more than what it proposes.

His second film was characterized by focusing thoroughly in Buenos Aires' reality and the reality of the persons that try to survive there. This is repeated in "Familia Rodante", but with a family, that travels. It's a trip to Misiones, well-known Argentine province; and it is a trip because of a wedding. I don't want to think about the fact of making a two-day trip to come back after some hours and travel for two more days...And there are many members.

With Grandma Emilia (Graciana Chironi), her daughters Marta (Liliana Capurro) and Claudia (Ruth Dobel) travel with their husbands Oscar (Bernardo Forteza) and Ernesto (Carlos Resta), plus the kids of the first ones; Matías (Nicolás López), Gustavo (Raúl Viñona) and Sol (Sol Ocampo), and the daughter of the second ones; Yanina (Marianela Pedano) with her friend Nadia (Leila Gomez). Don't be fooled by the actors' names, just like Carlos Sorin, another master of the new cinema, Pablo Trapero uses non professional actors in his movies, therefore just some of them have done things before, and others, like Graciana Chironi (directly related with the director), have only acted in Trapero's films.

Trapero's magic lies in his camera, in how he cares for his story. A story, in this case, full of situations that I wouldn't like to tell because they occupy the whole movie. And they are wonderful like life itself; and messed up and crazy and even incredible sometimes.

Thinking about life as watching the film, it came to me: We fall in love like the characters do because we feel the same, we laugh out loud because we have experienced the same situations they experienced, or we have seen it. We fight like they do: something more realistic is impossible.

I even believe that Trapero directs so close to reality that we could be watching a documentary.


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