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Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996)

This is Buenos Aires, its characters, its history, its reality. A complex movie for a complex city, depicted in the character's language, and in their relationship with the present and the ... See full summary »

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Alejandro Agresti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Fogwill Vera Fogwill ... Daniela
Nicolás Pauls ... Damián
Fernán Mirás ... Mario
Mirta Busnelli ... Loca tv
Carlos Roffé Carlos Roffé ... Service
Mario Paolucci Mario Paolucci ... Amigo
Laura Melillo Laura Melillo ... Ciega
Harry Havilio Harry Havilio ... Tío
Nazareno Casero Nazareno Casero ... Bocha
Carlos Galettini Carlos Galettini ... Don Nicolás
Floria Bloise Floria Bloise ... Doña Amalia
Inés Molina Inés Molina ... Chica
Rolando Epstein Rolando Epstein ... Mazur
Susana Cortínez Susana Cortínez ... Adoptive mother
Sergio Poves Campos Sergio Poves Campos ... Adoptive father
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Storyline

This is Buenos Aires, its characters, its history, its reality. A complex movie for a complex city, depicted in the character's language, and in their relationship with the present and the past. This is a story of contrasts, offered by a despair choir of characters: the old couple who hire a young woman to record city's present images, because they "don't get out much now", the boy who finds out the real story about his parents out of a coincidence... this and the others are all illustrations of actual Buenos Aires. Written by Trufó

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Argentina | Netherlands

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 March 1997 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Buenos Aires Vice Verse See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Para ir
Written by Luis Alberto Spinetta
Performed by Almendra
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desaparecidos?
18 October 2006 | by llaneroSee all my reviews

The movie is very good, technically speaking. The script, the shooting and the final cut deserves much more attention that it probably had, considering that is an Argentine film.

I disagree, however, with Mrs. Velazquez comment in what it concerns the subject of the movie in relation to the last dictatorship. I think no link between the subject of the movie and the dictatorship could be made, except for what regards the old couple that hired the services of one of the female protagonists for shooting out scenes of the everyday life with a camera, and herself being a daughter of desaparecidos. But that is in itself not the main stream of the subject the movie is meant to address. Rather, the movie is a portrait about everyday life in a Buenos Aires overwhelmed by the dramatic shift in values, decadence, domestic social (and somewhat racial) non-resolved issues, and people's spirit of survival against all odds, as result of the profound social and economical crisis that -though the economical side of it was not particularly evident at the time the film was shot- it could be seen it was coming up.


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