Ezequiel is a film music composer that can't find the inspiration he needs to compose a new score and Paula is a pregnant woman recently abandoned by her boyfriend whose mother has just ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Hernán A. Golfrid)
Reviews
10 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In "My First Wedding" ("Mi primera boda"), Jewish-born Adrián and Catholic-born Leonora have finally reached their wedding day. Instead of gracefully embracing matrimony, Adrián spends the ... See full summary »

Director: Ariel Winograd
Stars: Natalia Oreiro, Daniel Hendler, Imanol Arias
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamín Ávila
Stars: Natalia Oreiro, Ernesto Alterio, César Troncoso
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two professional thieves will have to work together to steal a unique bottle of wine kept safe inside a bank in Mendoza.

Director: Ariel Winograd
Stars: Daniel Hendler, Valeria Bertuccelli, Martín Piroyansky
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A methodical man falls for a pregnant woman with a very particular life story.

Director: Juan Taratuto
Stars: Diego Peretti, Carolina Pelleritti, Laura Pamplona
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man finds a very unusual way to get rid of his wife.

Director: Juan Taratuto
Stars: Adrián Suar, Valeria Bertuccelli, Gabriel Goity
2 + 2 (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the fun of double dating begins to grow old, Richard and Bettina share a dirty little secret with their friends Diego and Emilia: They live a double life as swingers, and would love to share this practice with them.

Director: Diego Kaplan
Stars: Adrián Suar, Carla Peterson, Julieta Díaz
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Javier and Maria live together. Discontent with life in Argentina, they plan to migrate to Miami in search for a better life... See full synopsis »

Director: Juan Taratuto
Stars: Diego Peretti, Soledad Villamil, Cecilia Dopazo
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A small incident over two neighbors common wall sparks a conflict which affects the intimacy of the view over the chimney; the protagonist sparks a conflict and with paranoiac obsession destroys everyday life.

Directors: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Stars: Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Aráoz, Eugenia Alonso
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.

Director: Lucía Puenzo
Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening
On Probation (2005)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary »

Director: Damián Szifrón
Stars: Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Óscar Ferreiro
Igualita a mi (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Refusing to face his adulthood, a Casanova must deal with the fact that he has a young pregnant daughter from an earlier relationship.

Director: Diego Kaplan
Stars: Florencia Bertotti, Adrián Suar, Claudia Fontán
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Eduardo (Diego Peretti) is an obsessive and efficient oil plant worker who finds his solitary routine is altered when summoned to travel to Ushuaia for a few days. The trip and reunion with... See full summary »

Director: Juan Taratuto
Stars: Diego Peretti, Claudia Fontán, Alfredo Casero
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Paula Otero
Diego Peretti ...
Ezequiel Font
...
La madre de Paula
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Bermejo ...
Goldberg
...
Nicolás
Pilar Gamboa ...
Viviana
Alejandro Hener ...
Mendizabal
Atilio Pozzobon
...
Acosta
María Ucedo ...
Mariana
Elvira Villarino ...
Mirtha
Edit

Storyline

Ezequiel is a film music composer that can't find the inspiration he needs to compose a new score and Paula is a pregnant woman recently abandoned by her boyfriend whose mother has just came from Spain to meet her husband. Together they will try to solve their problems. Written by Santiago

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 March 2009 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Music on Hold  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The new rom-com generation
22 March 2009 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I think we might finally be getting somewhere, in terms of genre cinema. Last year, Mariano Mucci directed "Motivos para no enamorarse" after a screenplay won a contest nationwide. The film was produced by Daniel Burman and Diego Dubcovsky, and now the contest and the formula are repeated with "Música en espera". It's a different writer, Julieta Steinberg and Patricio Vega (a team); and a different director, Hernán Golfrid.

As an assistant director for Damián Szifrón, Golfrid must have picked up some important things that we can clearly see in his first piece. The script, not his, contains one of the most original ideas to come around in any genre of our cinema in years: Ezequiel (Diego Peretti), a musician writing the score of a film is in desperate need of inspiration, and unexpectedly finds a tune in the ringtone of the intern of Paula (Natalia Oreiro), a bank sub manager. He looks for her so he can listen to the tune again, and, you watch how, he ends up simulating he is her boyfriend. Oh, and Paula is pregnant; and her mother (Norma Aleandro) comes suddenly from Spain to visit.

It's not too much because the script takes the time to develop every situation and nothing feels rushed in Golfrid's hands. Inheriting the view that Szifrón brought to Argentine film and television, the director puts attention in the eccentricities of some of the characters; particularly in Paula's boss, the elements he collects; and two security guards that work at the bank and provide tenderly funny moments.

The team of "Música en espera", as in "Motivos para no enamorarse", means no harm and has no profound esthetic intentions or search whatsoever. Golfrid is clearly interested in telling a story that will generate something in the viewer. As the 'crowdpleaser' it naturally is, the film is better than 'Motivos' because it's less cheesy and dramatic; and because it works more cinematographically in terms of references (we can see a lot of Szifrón in this aspect, and in the use of dramatic entrances from characters accentuated with music; even some images resemble "Tiempo de Valientes") and sound mixing -a scene of musical recreation near the ending is simply brilliant -it's also better than "Un novio para mi mujer".

But not so much. It's not so funny and it lacks that capacity that a great actress like Valeria Bertucelli has to deliver one hilarious line after another. However, this could be discussed, because "Música en espera" is more about the story; more about welcoming something new and unexpected, something natural. Golfrid makes sure that the two main players understand this. Not great performers, but great at what their do, Diego Peretti and Natalia Oreiro (can she be more beautiful?), play the cards with pure human emotion and surprise. A moment in which Paula simply says "come" to Ezequiel, is a beautiful moment; a splash of the best American romantic comedy (one more time, Szifrón). On the supporting department, Norma Aleandro is a little bit overacted, and so is theater director Rafael Spregelburd; but believe me, the contrast functions perfectly.

It's a shame that, unlike 'Un novio…", the movie provides an ending with certainty after all the uncertainty that had signed the difference. But as the say, no one's perfect.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Guillermo Guareschi score santiencalidaddeque
Discuss Música en espera (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?