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Elsa y Fred (2005)

When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid, his temperamental daughter Cuca has an incident with his next door neighbor, the elder ... See full summary »

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When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid, his temperamental daughter Cuca has an incident with his next door neighbor, the elder Argentinean Elsa. Later, they meet each other and Elsa seduces Fred with her reckless behavior and view of life and they have a romance. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You are never too old to be young.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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28 July 2005 (Argentina)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$25,655 (Brazil) (28 July 2006)

Gross:

$186,875 (USA) (26 September 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Elsa & Fred (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hoy puede ser un gran día
Written & Performed by Joan Manuel Serrat
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Awesome!
27 December 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Marcello, te amo! Te amo más de lo que nunca he amado a nadie... Gracias! The fountain's sound vanishes in these last words, as it happened in La Dolce Vita. That love professed and expressed is the central character of the film.

Beware: you'll find yourself crying and smiling like an idiot throughout this beautiful story.

Is there anything I'd leave out of it? Not a single word, not a single take, nor a music note. The acting is top notch. I'd rather say "heavyweight". Maybe it is just that I haven't seen such performances in a long time.

This is a film to open your heart, no matter the age, to a reality few of us like to think about. Prepare yourself for a ride of joy and happiness in a world so full of trouble.


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