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Elsa & Fred (2005)

Elsa y Fred (original title)
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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Connections

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Soundtracks

Hoy puede ser un gran día
Written & Performed by Joan Manuel Serrat
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wonderful movie!
23 February 2006 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

What a touching movie! what great performances and what a story. Sad though but still unforgettable! Federico Luppi's scene... great as usual, he's like wine, gets better as times goes through. China Zorrilla, what can I say, I saw her previously and instantly fell in love with her. She's such a good ACTRESS (yes, with capital letters), she should be nominated for an award in the U.S., like Norma Aleandro once..... let's face it, Latin American movies are good, really good. These ones and independent movies are far better than the usual made-in-Hollywood movies, where mostly always, when you take out the special effects, nothing is left! Again, I do recommend this movie to everybody, you'll never forget it!


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