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Rolling Family (2004)

Familia rodante (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 30 September 2004 (Argentina)
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

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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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30 September 2004 (Argentina)  »

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Rolling Family  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$849 (USA) (8 September 2006)

Gross:

$9,291 (USA) (10 November 2006)
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1.66 : 1
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Soundtracks

Familia Rodante
by León Gieco (as Leon Gieco)
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a very enjoyable movie!
19 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I totally disagree with the unfair comments from the previous viewer as I thoroughly enjoyed watching this film. Obviously if you are a fan of fast pace films, such as American blockbusters, then this film will definitely not be your cup of tea. What this film does is to take an ordinary family out of their natural environment and explores their feelings and emotions. There are conflicts throughout and tension among most of their components. It is a journey of discovery. The fact that Grandmother is invited to a family wedding in Misiones (1,200 kilometres from her home in Buenos Aires) is an excuse for the director to deeply explore and investigate how the characters will react and come to terms with their own feelings. The caravan is a very small environment and it is hard for the family to live in such a close boundary. I did not find this film boring in anyway and I will highly recommend to anyone who is interested in human relationships (including mechanics! Haha). The only disappointing thing is that the subtitles does not always give a true representation of the dialogues from the original language and, if you do not speak Spanish, that may be a daring task to follow.


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