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Esperando la carroza (1985)

Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Director:

Alejandro Doria

Writers:

Alejandro Doria (screenplay), Jacobo Langsner (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Brandoni ... Antonio
China Zorrilla ... Elvira
Antonio Gasalla ... Mamá Cora
Julio De Grazia ... Jorge
Betiana Blum ... Nora
Mónica Villa ... Susana
Juan Manuel Tenuta ... Sergio
Andrea Tenuta ... Matilde
Cecilia Rossetto ... Dominga
Enrique Pinti ... Felipe
Darío Grandinetti ... Cacho
Lidia Catalano ... Emilia
Clotilde Borella Clotilde Borella ... Doña Elisa
Juan Acosta Juan Acosta ... Peralta
Angelita Pardo Angelita Pardo ... Madre Felipe
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Storyline

Mamá Cora (Antonio Gasalla) is about 80 years old and she has three sons and a daughter. Mamá lives with one of them, unfortunately, the one who is in the worst economic position. One day, all the members of the family have a reunion to celebrate an anniversary. In the middle of the whole thing, an awkward question appears out of nowhere: ¿Who's going to be Mamá Cora's heir? ¿Who is going to take care of her during her last days in this world?. The answer is not easy and it doesn't take too long for the members of this bizarre family to start a terrible and yet hilarious fight. However, in the middle of the whole thing, they're interrupted by some disturbing breaking news...Mamá Cora killed herself!. Written by Francisco Rotondi

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 May 1985 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Czekajac na karawan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

You can hear the voice of Antonio Gasalla (who plays the role of Mama Cora) yelling to Mama Cora in the scene where she is watering the plants on the roof terrace and accidentally drops the teakettle on the street. See more »

Quotes

Elvira: [to her in-laws] What are you doing here? Who called you here? I surely didn't! Has anyone by any chance heard my voice calling you?
Susana: We came to see you, because we believe you are the one who wears the trousers in this house, and we know the rock you have as heart!
Elvira: You, of all people dare to talk about my heart? You! Who didn't hesitate in sending away a poor old martyr lady to the street just because she ruined a f... ing mayonnaise?
Susana: Nobody sent her away!
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Connections

Followed by Esperando la carroza 2: Se acabó la fiesta (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Barrilito de Cerveza
("Skoda lásky")
Written by Jaromir Vejvoda with Wladimir A. Timm and Lew Brown
Performed by Feliciano Brunelli y orquesta
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Great movie
13 May 2005 | by GastonSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie recently and I really enjoyed it.

Although it shows a problem many families deal with (having an old person in the family, and not knowing what to do with him/her), it shows it in a funny way.

It tells the story about Mamá Cora (Antonio Gasalla), a woman in her eighties who apparently, it's disturbing in her bigger son's house. Her son's wife wants her out of the house, as she is driving her mad. Mamá Cora tries to help, but unfortunately, everything she does, she does it wrongly.

The family goes through lots of trouble, trying to solve what to do with Mamá Cora. While all this happens, a confusion makes the family believe she dies, and that leads to the funniest scenes of the comedy, although the whole movie is hilarious.

If want to rent a good comedy, I strongly recommend you to go for "Esperando la Carroza". Not to mention the outstanding performances of actors like China Zorrilla, Betiana Blum and Luis Brandoni, among others.

My score 10/10. Excellent movie.


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