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The Puzzle (2009)
"Rompecabezas" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  2010 (USA)
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An older housewife discovers she has a knack for solving puzzles.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Onetto ...
María del Carmen
Gabriel Goity ...
Juan
Arturo Goetz ...
Roberto
Henny Trayles ...
Carlotta (as Henny Trailes)
Felipe Villanueva ...
Juan Pablo
Julián Doregger ...
Iván
Nora Zinsky ...
Raquel
Marcela Guerty ...
Susana
Mirta Wons ...
Graciela
Mercedes Fraile ...
Carmen
Denise Groesman ...
Victoria
Jimena Ruiz-Echazú ...
Carla (as Jimena Ruiz Echazu)
Pacho Guerty ...
Pedro
Nestor Caniglia ...
Ricardo
Carolina Adamovsky ...
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Maria's husband and children give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday. She's delighted, and finds it a great discovery. Not only does the patient housewife have fun doing the puzzles, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back to the shop where they bought the gift for another puzzle. There her eye is caught by a notice on the message board: "Partner for puzzle tournament wanted". Maria musters her courage and, despite her family's misgivings, answers the announcement. Written by Anonymous

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puzzle | puzzle box | housekeeper

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Her life was missing a piece...until she discovered a secret talent.

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Not a riddle
16 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

It might be a movie about passion (of puzzle), but of course it is much more, though not a riddle to see through the hints the director is giving us. The puzzle stands for so much more and while it is difficult to think of how a movie would work with a theme about this, it indeed works quite well as I had the chance to witness at the Internation Festival in Berlin this February.

As you can see this is a non-English movie and lately I saw a trailer for a movie with Kevin Kline, if I'm not mistaken, where the movie itself seemed to be a remake of this one. They just changed the "game" (no pun intended) and chess out of it. Couldn't find it under the movie connection on IMDb ... though I guess it can't be too long before someone notices. It just seems to similar. But however good that movie is, it took the easy way, with chess. A game that is so much more popular and so much more interesting to watch others do. With puzzle(s) you have the risk to annoy and bore people. Which might easily have happened to some here too. But it's not about the game ... it's about the players (or characters if you will).


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