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Set in 1935, a couple of aged smallholders are waiting for their son, for rain, for better days. | Add synopsis »
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Ramon Del Rio ... Ramón
Georgina Genes ... Candida
Jorge López ... Hijo

Directed by
Paz Encina 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paz Encina 

Produced by
Simon Field .... executive producer
Keith Griffiths .... executive producer
Christoph Hahnheiser .... co-producer (as Christoph Meyer-Wiel)
Ilse Hughan .... producer
Gabriela Sabaté .... producer
Marianne Slot .... producer
Lita Stantic .... co-producer
Carolina Urbieta .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Óscar Cardozo Ocampo 
Cinematography by
Willi Behnisch 
Film Editing by
Miguel Schverdfinger 
Art Direction by
Carlos Sapatuza 
Set Decoration by
Carlos Spatuzza 
Sound Department
Guido Berenblum .... sound
Mauricio Castañeda .... foley artist
Roberto Espinoza .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Heusser .... foley recordist
Lisandro Rumeau .... assistant sound editor
Victor Alejandro Tendler .... sound
Marcela Turjanski .... dialogue editor
Other crew
Marie Sonne-Jensen .... assistant to producer
Lisandro Alonso .... thanks
Gilles Jacob .... thanks
Joaquim Jordà .... thanks (as Joaquín Jordà)

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Also Known As:
"Hamaca paraguaya" - Argentina (original title)
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78 min
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Great piece of art, 19 October 2006
Author: Zenoura W.D. from Asunción, Paraguay

I don't know what are thinking the people which go to cinema and expect to watch an action-package with explosions, and war, guns, etc, etc, etc; just because the film is situated historically in the middle of the war of Paraguay and Bolivia, in 1935.

If you're expecting Bruce Willis coming from the jungle of the Chaco with a MADSEN gun and spreading bullets to everybody... you're in the wrong place, so go and watch Tears of the Sun.

This is a great piece of art, and Paz Encina worked so hard to make a film which speaks for himself. Maybe somebody wouldn't like the translations of the Guarani to Spanish or English. But, let me say that in my everyday there are some words or expressions from the Guarani that couldn't be translated. It's simply impossible. The guarani is a rich language, and sometimes is really not so easy, try to explain the meaning of some phrases. The Guarani are missed for so many people in Paraguay... and today is left behind by the people who live on big cities.

The movie, really had a flat development, truth. But, what can you expect from 2 old persons, waiting for the arriving of the son? There are many people in my country which live just like this old couple. There are people which sent his son to the "capital" to grow up, learn and have the choices or opportunities that they couldn't have. This movie reflects in many aspects a reality of the poor people which work with the fields, and the agriculture. I known many people from the small cities or towns of my country, and those people are really old people, and they are still working so hard. They sent they child to big cities to have good opportunities in education and economic.

They seem have not rest. And the only thing they can do is sit down, or laid down over an hammock, drink TERERE, and speak... or just keep quiet. That's the life of these people, and they are really happy living like that... with no worries at all, and trying to keep together, and expecting for his sons, or relatives.

Yes, "Hamaca Paraguaya", is a great film, great piece of art, and for some people will be boring watch a movie with no action, or ups and downs. Maybe those people are get used with the entertaining and action films... but not with something that reflects the reality of an age, and filmed very very artistically.

Ramón del Río makes a good performance, and I might say that even a little closer to himself... I had the opportunity to meet him personally. Is a very-very-very humble man, and have a special and devoted love for the art; in this case, the acting.

Congratulations Paz Encina.

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