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25 March 2004 (Argentina) See more »
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In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University... See more » | Add synopsis »
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10 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Daniel Hendler ... Ariel Makaroff

Adriana Aizemberg ... 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

Melina Petriella ... Estela
Atilio Pozzobon ... Saligani Papá
Mónica Cabrera ... Saligani Mamá
Franco Tirri ... Saligani Hijo
Luciana Dulizky ... Saligani Hija

Eloy Burman ... Saligani Bebé
Juan José Flores Quispe ... Ramón
Francisco Pinto ... Gerardo
Eduardo Wigutow ... Moshe Levin
Arnoldo Schmidt ... Hermano Moshe Levin
Catalina Cho ... Ho Kim
Pablo Kim ... Kim

Juan Minujín ... Mozo del Bar
Fanny Lavintman ... Secretaria Mitelman
Norman Erlich ... Rabino Benderson
Salo Pasik ... Marcos "El colorado"
Daniel Kargieman ... Alfadi
Adrián Fondari ... Changarín Manukian
Gerardo del Águila ... Peruano
Wolfram Hecht ... Cónsul polaco
Ewa Wylazlowska ... Secretaria del cónsul
Luz M. Gonzalez Paredes ... Adelaida
Jorge Boigen ... Tio Jorge

Directed by
Daniel Burman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marcelo Birmajer 
Daniel Burman 

Produced by
Patricia Apter .... line producer
Luis Bernardez .... line producer
Diego Dubcovsky .... executive producer
José María Morales .... producer
Amedeo Pagani .... co-producer
Sebastián Ponce .... supervising producer
Marc Sillam .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
César Lerner 
 
Cinematography by
Ramiro Civita 
 
Film Editing by
Alejandro Brodersohn 
 
Art Direction by
María Eugenia Sueiro 
 
Costume Design by
Roberta Pesci 
Natalia Zubeldía 
 
Production Management
Patricia Apter .... production manager
Ariel Epstein .... location production manager
Federico Noejovich .... location production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Genoveva Ayala .... assistant director
Magdalena Cernadas .... second assistant director
Natalia Urruty .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel Fidanza .... illustrator
Sebastián Goñi .... assistant to the art director
Natalia Grosso .... assistant to the art director
 
Sound Department
Federico Billordo .... boom operator
Martín Grignaschi .... sound designer
Fernando Ribero .... sound editor
Nélida Valido .... sound editor: second unit (as Nerida Valido)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Soledad Abbot .... second assistant camera: second unit
Ricardo Barrios .... electrician
Fernando Blanc .... second assistant camera
Oscar Ciocia .... assistant camera
Daniel Ciurleo .... gaffer
Ramiro Civita .... camera operator
Fernando González .... electrician
Pablo Gómez .... assistant camera
Cobi Migliora .... camera operator: second unit
Agustín Roca .... electrician
Pedro Valdéz .... camera operator: second unit
 
Editorial Department
Patrick Delamotte .... colorist
Karine Grebet .... negative cutter
Luisina Rampoldi .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
César Lerner .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Silvina Cejas .... accountant: second unit
Marcelo Martínez .... production assistant
Pablo Ramos .... script supervisor
Paola Scagnet .... production assistant
Gabriela Wielinsky .... choreographer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El abrazo partido" - Argentina (original title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:99 min | USA:100 min
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Trivia:
It is Argentina's official choice for the 2004 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Features Sunflower (1970)See more »
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Hug me, 25 February 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

"Abrazo Partido" is one of the better Argentine films that have reached us. Not having a market in the USA, if they are not shown in a film festival, they are not seen at all. The director, Daniel Burman working on the screen play with Marcelo Birmajer, shows he is a talent to be reckoned with.

The movie presents us with a small mini mall that one encounters all over Buenos Aires. The story is about all the operators of the tiny shops in the complex, but focuses on the Makaroff family. Elias Creations is operated by Sonia, a woman whose husband has deserted her and the two small sons. Elias, the husband has gone to Israel to fight in one of the wars and never returned. His memory looms large, especially in the case of Ariel, who secretly loves him, but resent the abandonment of the family.

The camera work is incredible. The director gives us an excellent idea of the area of the neighborhood that at one time was dominated by the European Jews that emigrated to Argentina.

Daniel Hendler, does a wonderful job in portraying Ariel, the young man who wants to do just the opposite of what his family did: return to Poland. The family left the horrors of their country by settling in the friendly atmosphere that Argentina offered at the time. Now, during a difficult time, the grandson of the original family wants nothing of his precarious life. His dream is to try his fortune in Europe, Poland, only being the excuse for getting an European passport that only his grandmother can provide, having been born there.

Adriana Aizemberg plays the mother, Sonia. Ms. Aizemberg is wonderful as the mother who is so full of life and suddenly sees the world, as she knew it, coming apart. The grandmother, Rosita Londner, is also appealing.

A new talent emerges in Argentina.

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