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Release Date:
21 October 2004 (Argentina) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Leonardo Ramírez ... Félix
Darío Levy ... Roberto
Mónica Lairana ... Mercedes
Rodrigo Silva ... Bebe / Chango
Damian Piedrabuena ... Cadillac (as Damián Piedrabuena)
Zulma Arias ... Nati
Maria Lidia Lopez ... Abuela
Fernando Menis ... Quiosquero
Héctor Menis ... Hombre que dispara
Ana Schmid ... Mujer que da la hora
Christian Arrieta ... Asaitante
Luis Jorge Iucht ... Hombre que muere
Julio Arrieta ... Dueño de pensión
Esther Gispert ... Vendedora 1
Esteban Menis ... Guarda de tren
Miguel Cabrera ... Dueño del bar

Directed by
María Victoria Menis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alejandro Fernández Murriay 
María Victoria Menis 

Produced by
Sophie Dulac .... producer
Héctor Menis .... producer
Gabriela Schmid .... executive producer
Michel Zana .... producer
Original Music by
Diego Rolón 
Luis Volcoff 
Cinematography by
Marcelo Iaccarino 
Film Editing by
Alejandro Brodersohn 
Production Design by
María Eva Duarte 
Set Decoration by
Silvio Cheli 
Production Management
Jean-Christophe Gigot .... post-production supervisor
Gabriela Schmid .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pedro Ielpi .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Martín Grignaschi .... sound designer
Martin Litmanovich .... sound
Fernando Ribero .... foley artist
Fernando Ribero .... sound editor
Nerina Valido .... sound editor
Jean-Guy Veran .... re-recording mixer
Hugo Quiril .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
José María 'Pigu' Gómez .... electrician
Esteban Herrera .... electrician
Juan Manuel Tizón .... electrician
Editorial Department
Christophe Legendre .... color timer
Other crew
Oscar Marcos Azar .... legal consultant
Fernando Brom .... production assistant
Rodrigo Prado .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El cielito" - Argentina (original title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | France:Tous publics | Spain:13 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)
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El poder visual / Visual power, 2 June 2008
Author: Edi_Drums from London city (UK)

The ongoing menace of political and economic turbulence in Argentina, although it of course affects daily life for every Argentinian citizen, does not play a noticeable role in this film, which focuses upon the loneliness of the main characters and the seclusion of the setting.

The isolated, dust-blown house is where much of the action takes place. It is made to look archetypal: such a tragic humanistic scenario as we see unfold could believably happen in any part of the world. (The only mention of a place-name is when Felix mutters his hometown, Paranà.)

Powerful visual elements are contrasted with careful use of sound, to superb effect. For example, scant dialogue forces the viewer to observe the characters' behaviour especially attentively: the less the characters say, the more closely we are forced to read into body language, gestures, and facial expressions. This aspect of El Cielito is reminiscent of Iranian and Afghan cinema. I also think that the film could be very well adapted to the stage.

Yet more incisive use of sight and sound comes in the evocative still shots of buildings and landscapes (both from afar and close up), complemented by minimal use of music and sound effects. It gives the film a pared-down, uncluttered feel, this further strengthened by the humanistic linear plot - and its woeful, sobering end.

Boredom will no doubt be inspired in some viewers; hopefully awe and emotion in others.

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