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  (in credits order)
Vera Fogwill ... Florencia
Lucia Snieg ... Eugenia

Mirta Busnelli ... Sara

Edda Díaz ... Olga

Gastón Pauls ... Martín

Mía Maestro ... Celina
Julián Krakov ... Santiago
Elsa Berenguer ... Lola
Nicolás Condito ... Octavio
Pablo Ini

Directed by
Martín De Salvo 
Vera Fogwill 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Martín De Salvo 
Vera Fogwill 

Produced by
Pascual Condito .... associate producer
Verónica Cura .... producer
Axel Pauls .... executive producer
Stefan Schmitz .... producer
María Zamora .... associate producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Nicolas Trovato 
Film Editing by
Rosario Suárez 
Art Direction by
Daniela Podcaminsky 
Costume Design by
Luisina Troncoso 
Makeup Department
Fernando Aréchaga .... hair stylist
Fernando Aréchaga .... makeup artist
Production Management
Silvana Di Francesco .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ana Droeven .... assistant director
Bruno Roberti .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Juan Aguirre .... sound effects editor
Roberto Migone .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Gaspar Scheuer .... sound
Visual Effects by
Gabriel Campañó .... mastering supervisor
Victor Melton .... opening credits animation
Camera and Electrical Department
Hernán Bouza .... camera operator
Lucas Guidalevich .... film recorder operator: Cineon
Victor Vasini .... film recorder operator: Cineon
Other crew
Matias Condito .... backstage director
Fabian Gabelli .... animal wrangler
Begoña López .... opening credits design
Martin Rago .... production assistant (as Martín Rago)
Pablo Ramos .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Las mantenidas sin sueños" - Argentina (original title)
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Brazil:94 min | Argentina:97 min
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Argentina's entry for 2006 Golden Globes Awards for the category of Best Foreign Language Film.See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Strong women, strong film, 1 January 2010
Author: tjackson from Boston. MA

If you get chance - see this movie - It'll be hard to find in the States, but you'll be amazed. A coked out mother, brilliant but way on the skids , is being buoyed by her 10 year old, and the support of some friends and neighbors, who all have their own problems. The men in the film are hopeless and ridiculous. The women are , well, "kept and dreamless", but not beyond hope. It really is a Marxist/Feminist film where class and history inform the situations. And most incredibly , it really is a comedy of a dark sort. Even in the most desperate situations, the director finds an absurd angle, which gives rise to the hope and sustenance of the film. It is also shot in great pop colors, particularly shades of green and pink (reflecting earth and women?) The performances are terrific. The little girl, Lucia Snieg, is really, really unbelievable. Where do these little actresses come from?! She's not even in the credits listed here, and she ought to be rich and world famous!! Vera Fogwill as the mother is so real, so touching with the little girl, and their scenes together are utterly grounded. The bonding between all the women is heartening. The movie gives no easy answers, but in it's critique of gender, class, and Argentinian society, it manages to balance hope, laughs, and inspiration. A rare treat.

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