A couple decides to split after 12 years together. The man (Bernal) find it easy to move on, but difficult to prevent his ex from hounding him, or the new women in his life.

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Mabi Abele ...
Mujer terapia
Mariana Anghileri ...
Vera
Mimí Ardú ...
Nancy
Paulo Autran ...
Prof. Pousièrre
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Projecionista
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Carmen
Analía Couceyro ...
Sofía
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Rímini
Alejandro Genes ...
Barman
Luis Lattanzi ...
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Marta Lubos ...
Frida
Robson Nunes ...
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Miriam Odorico
Gustavo Pastorini ...
Hombre terapia
Axel Pauls ...
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A couple decides to split after 12 years together. The man (Bernal) find it easy to move on, but difficult to prevent his ex from hounding him, or the new women in his life.

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Final film of Paulo Autran. See more »

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Kinderszenen Op. 15, Von Fremden Landern Und Menschen (Scenes From Childhood)
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Loved it until half way through
13 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film at the Toronto Film Festival. The director and Gael Garcia Bernal were both there (which was quite a thrill).

I don't want to give too much away about the plot, but essentially this film looks at the different ways men and women react to a breakup. It was very interesting, well acted and profound and I enjoyed it thoroughly until about halfway through. Unfortunately, the last part really bothered me and took me from rating it at an 8 or 9 to a 6.

As a woman, I did see myself - to a point- in the first part. I also gained a better understanding on why some men react to a relationship's end as they do. Unfortunately, the final half of the film made some deeply disturbing generalizations about women and their emotional stability, and I was left perturbed. It's one thing to give certain attributes to a character; It's another when an entire gender is implicated.

Nonetheless, the performances are all marvelous. See it - but prepare to have a conversation about it after wards!


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