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The Fish Child (2009)
"El niño pez" (original title)

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A desperate love story between two young girls of extremely different social backgrounds who, unable to find a place for their love in the world they live in, are pushed to commit a crime.

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Inés Efron ...
Mariela Vitale ...
La Guayi (as Mariela Vitale Emme)
Pep Munné ...
El juez Bronté
Diego Velázquez ...
El Vasco
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Comisario Pulido
Arnaldo André ...
Sócrates Espina
Ailín Salas ...
la Guayi niña
Sandra Guida ...
Felicitas
Julián Doregger ...
Nacho
Paloma Contreras ...
La Chapulina
Darío Valenzuela ...
Guida
Jerónimo Perassolo ...
El niño pez
Marco Vera ...
Animador en la bailanta
Sergio Lapegüe ...
Conductor del noticiero
Pedro Di Salvia
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Lala, a teenager from the most exclusive suburban neighborhood in Argentina is in love with the Guayi, the 20-year-old Payaguayan maid working at her place. They dream of living together in Paraguay, at the shores of lake Ypoá. Robbing every purse and wallet in the house to fulfill their dream, hiding the money in a shoe box. But when the box is full, it bursts, fueled by desire, jealousy and rage. This is the starting point that spurs the escape through the highway that connects the North of Buenos Aires with Paraguay. While Lala waits to be reunited with her lover in Ypoá by reconstructing her past (the mystery surrounding her pregnancy and the legend of a fish child who guides the drowned to the bottom of the lake), the Guayi is detained in a minors institute in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. She turns out to be hiding a crime from long ago. Written by Anonymous

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Great performances, confusing development of the story
26 July 2009 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Good intentions, no so well translated to the screen. In a way, confuse in many moments, not so clear in others; all related without a clear cinematographic language.

A feeling that the story is what in Spanish we call "tirada de los pelos"; exaggerated situations without a clear context between one situation with another.

Great performances of Ines Efron and specially of Mariela Vitale -the daughter of Lito Vitale, wow!-, that studied guarani for her role on this movie, a revelation as actress. A special mention for Arnaldo Andre, too.


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