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Ashes of Paradise (1997)

Cenizas del paraíso (original title)
A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who... See full summary »

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Marcelo Piñeyro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Héctor Alterio ... Judge Costa Makantasis
Cecilia Roth ... Juez Beatriz Teller
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Pablo Makantasis
Daniel Kuzniecka Daniel Kuzniecka ... Nicolás Makantasis
Leticia Brédice ... Ana Muro
Alejo García Pintos Alejo García Pintos ... Yeti
Nicolás Abeles Nicolás Abeles ... Alejandro Makantasis
Jorge Marrale ... Francisco Muro
Chela Ruíz ... Isabel Güemes
Rita Cortese ... Mirta
Horacio Roca Horacio Roca ... Iriarte
Mónica Scapparone Mónica Scapparone ... Carolina Miranda
María Fiorentino María Fiorentino ... Hilda
Emilio Bardi Emilio Bardi ... Méndez
José María Monje José María Monje ... Guard Cacho
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Storyline

A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who is determined to discover the truth. Written by Marcos Eduardo Acosta Aldrete

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Three siblings, one woman, one destiny


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 August 1997 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Ashes from Paradise See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 70th Academy Awards in 1998. See more »

Soundtracks

Bollere
(Cathy Claret (as C. Claret) / L.J. Yves Pierre )
Performed by Raimundo Amador
Published by MCA Spain
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About family
16 August 2002 | by gabrielagcSee all my reviews

This is basically a movie about family relations: brother with brother, father with son.

Judge Makantasis and his three sons get along so well you can almost feel it as the movie goes on. The scene where all the four dance in the Greek way shows us how well based are the love and caring from one to the others.

Loyalty among brothers, because of a girl. Loyalty with their father, and how their world goes upside down when he dies.

I think is genial the way the director shows the story in a non-chronological order, dividing it in as many parts as brothers. It makes you understand each one's motivation.

A movie about family, fathers, sons, brothers, love, loyalty, sacrifice.


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