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Lost Embrace (2004)
"El abrazo partido" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy  |  25 March 2004 (Argentina)
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In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where... See full summary »

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Ariel Makaroff
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Sonia Makaroff
Jorge D'Elía ...
Elías Makaroff
Sergio Boris ...
Joseph Makaroff
Rosita Londner ...
Abuela de Ariel
Diego Korol ...
Mitelman
Silvina Bosco ...
Rita
Isaac Fajm ...
Osvaldo
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Estela
Atilio Pozzobon ...
Saligani Papá
Mónica Cabrera ...
Saligani Mamá
Franco Tirri ...
Saligani Hijo
Luciana Dulizky ...
Saligani Hija
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Saligani Bebé
Juan José Flores Quispe ...
Ramón
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In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where his mother has a lingerie shop and his brother runs an importation business, trying to get his Polish passport and move to Europe. Ariel has never understood why his father left him when he was a baby to fight in the Yom Kippur War in 1973. When his father returns to Buenos Aires, Ariel discovers the reason why his father left his family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Lost Embrace  »

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$18,564 (USA) (28 January 2005)

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$189,763 (USA) (8 July 2005)
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There is no Lithuanian language in the film. The girl from Lithuania named Vilna (Lithuania's capital name is Vilnius) is speaking Russian, not Lithuanian. The words Vilna says when she first meets Ariel are "Tvoi drug Ariel. Chto s nim sluchilos?", what means "Your friend Ariel. What's wrong with him?" See more »

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a very clever and witty film
24 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ariel Makaroff is a young Argentine man who has left the university and spends his time around his mother's lingerie shop in a mall. The whole time he bums around, his mind is set on getting a passport and moving to Poland, from where his family moved many years ago. The movie has a very simple and comedic plot line which involves Ariel and all the people he encounters in any given day. Throughout the movie, Daniel Burman makes it clear that running is a motif which is very present. We observe Ariel running in at least three separate scenes, each representing his discomfort with certain situations and his inability to cope with certain truths. Apart from this artistic touch, the director includes different cinematographic techniques involving the camera which make the production a lot more respectable. These techniques intertwine fabulously with the clever and witty story which he tells by way of the many different secondary characters which surround Ariel. The film also has several twists which are completely unexpected and which add much humor and spontaneity to the story, making it more enjoyable for the audience.


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