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Ashes of Paradise (1997)

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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 »

Director:

Marcelo Piñeyro
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6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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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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Dos horribles asesinatos. Tres asesinos confesos. Un juez para descubrir la verdad. [Two gruesome murders. Three self-confessed murderers. One judge to uncover the truth] (Spanish VHS release cover) See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

Un peu du groove
(C.C. Rider / Mad In Paris)
Performed by Mad In Paris
Published by MCA
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Top notch criminal who-done-it
3 May 2000 | by cubanoSee all my reviews

This a top of the line police thriller, crossed with sibling/father rivalry drama, criminal who-done-it, and psychological character study. Quite unique really, the film is worthy of its impressive Argentine pedigree: directed by one of the country's greatest, and starring an ensemble of its best players. They range from its eldest living legend in the father/dead judge role to its most promising and popular young ones as the three sons. In between, the talent is just as impressive. This includes returning native Cecilia Roth, and talented local actors, mostly seen on TV. A very entertaining and intelligent film worth a watch.


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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 August 1997 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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