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Esperando la carroza (1985)

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

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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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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

Nora: I adore children! That's probably why God made me sterile.
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Soundtracks

Mi vaca lechera
Written by Fernando García Morcillo y Jacobo Morcillo
Performed by Feliciano Brunelli y orquesta
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You will never laugh so much
19 February 2001 | by natachapoggioSee all my reviews

If you want to know about people behavior in Buenos Aires, specially from middle class, with lots of acid critics to the society and its traditions, this is the best movie to watch. Here you'll find amazing actors in a really funny story and if you pay attention beyond the details you can recognize many things that argentineans inherit from their close ancestors: italians and spanish immigrants as well.


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