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14 May 2008 (USA) See more »
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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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6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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A highly meditative, beautiful film See more (10 total) »

Cast

 
Ramon Del Rio ... Ramón
Georgina Genes ... Candida
Jorge López ... Hijo
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Directed by
Paz Encina 
 
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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
 
Thanks
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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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A highly meditative, beautiful film, 2 December 2006
Author: imaybeanorangepeel from Canada

I went to see 'Hamaca Paraguaya' at an early morning screening at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. Unsure of what to expect, other than a film which takes place almost exclusively around a hammock, I entered the sparsely populated theatre with tired eyes.

Within moments after the film began, I was mesmerized. The monotony of the lives of Ramón and Candida was mirrored by the progression of the film. But instead of becoming boring, the film evoked a sort of slow cadence that was very refreshing and meditative. The sounds of the rainy Paraguayan jungle provided a beautiful backdrop to the conversations between an old man and an old woman waiting for their son to return home.

As a simple, evocative film, Hamaca Paraguaya succeeds admirably. If you go see this, and I really hope many people do: please go in without preconceived notions of it being boring. Instead, let it envelope your emotions and thoughts. By the end, I wished I could sit back in a Paraguayan hammock, and just live.

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