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Waiting for the Hearse (1985)

Esperando la carroza (original title)
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

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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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Trivia

The complete name of the character of Mama Cora -which her sons find so difficult to remember- is: Ana María de los Dolores Buscarolli de Musicardi See more »

Quotes

Susana: [crying about their mother-in-law who seems to have commited suicide] This is horrible... Jorge will never forgive me.
Elvira: Oh, he will. He's a poor, spineless man.
Susana: [sobbing] I will never forgive myself.
Elvira: Oh. That's a whole different thing... If you have any reasons to feel guilty...
Susana: And you? What is it you do so you don't feel remorse?
Elvira: Me? Nothing. I do what I am supposed to do, try not to be unfair to people...
Nora: Yet me, who are the less guilty of us all, I'm full of aweful remorses!
Elvira: Why less guilty? ...
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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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the best film I have ever seen
16 November 2004 | by gosti82See all my reviews

This movie is extremely interesting. It shows the reality of a typical Argentinian family (In the 80s, but more or less the same story is happening nowadays). Basically the movie is about an *ancient* lady who is almost left alone by her own family, because as she is old and annoying nobody want to live with her. So every member of the family tries to avoid the idea of having *mommy* at home, but when they find out that she got lost, they start to seem worried. You should see this film if you enjoy sarcastic comments, funny dialogs and lovely characters. Every actor/actress in this movie is a real good one.


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