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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariel Makaroff
Sonia Makaroff
Jorge D'Elía ...
Elías Makaroff
Sergio Boris ...
Joseph Makaroff
Rosita Londner ...
Abuela de Ariel
Diego Korol ...
Silvina Bosco ...
Isaac Fajm ...
Atilio Pozzobon ...
Saligani Papá
Mónica Cabrera ...
Saligani Mamá
Franco Tirri ...
Saligani Hijo
Luciana Dulizky ...
Saligani Hija
Saligani Bebé
Juan José Flores Quispe ...


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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Release Date:

25 March 2004 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Lost Embrace  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$189,763 (USA) (8 July 2005)

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It is Argentina's official choice for the 2004 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »


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 »


References Sunflower (1970) See more »


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Wonderfully Argentinean
9 April 2004 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Abrazo partido" is a very subtle, true to life story about the middle classes in Buenos Aires after the economic crisis 2001. Those that have been to Argentina will undoubtedly recognize some of the beautifully stereotyped protagonists: the melancholic youngster, the budding bric-a-brac entrepreneur, the disillusioned pensioners recalling Argentina's glory days, the disrespected immigrant labourer. These characters make this idiosyncratic country, and indeed this movie, so likeable. Even the people's underlying optimism and the love for their country, which -in the light of Argentina's demise- may surprise visitors, shines through. I highly recommend the movie 9/10.

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