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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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Trivia

At the funeral scene, Elvira receives a bunch of flowers with a band that reads 'From Dora and Alfonsina'. Elvira immediately takes off the final 'A' of Alfonsina's name so the flowers would have been sent by 'Dora and Alfonsin'. 'Raul Alfonsin' was the president of Argentina at that time. See more »

Quotes

Elvira: [fighting loudly with her husband] ... hey, hey, hey, don't take flight since you're not a kite! And stop yelling at me if you don't want me to go for help to the nun's convent!
Nora: [standing up, sick of the shouting] Oh, no! no! I'm leaving! I can't no longer cope with this! In my house nobody ever raised his voice, not even to say 'good morning', so, I believe you are all very kind and very lovable, but I'm leaving...
[to Antonio, her husband]
Nora: Antonio!
Antonio: [reading the newspaper, with a bored expression]
Nora: [...]
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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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Best Argentine movie ever!
10 September 1999 | by HoracitoSee all my reviews

I saw this movie plenty of times. My kids remember every line. And every time I discovered myself laughing, thinking and getting inspired more and more. Some magnificent actors, an exceptional screenplay! "Esperando la carroza", that could be translated as "Waiting for the funeral" is a perfect exposure of a lot of Argentine´s shortcomings and some Argentine´s virtues. China Zorrilla is superb...


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