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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 »

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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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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 August 1997 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Ashes from Paradise See more »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

While Alejandro and Ana are making the photo backdrop of stars and planets, a song is playing in the background that may have relevance: It's "Cancion para una mujer que no está" or Song for a Woman Who Isn't There by Vox Dei, which was recorded in 1971, years before the movie was made. See more »

Soundtracks

Un bel di vedremo
from "Madame Butterfly"
(Giacomo Puccini)
Performed by Renata Scotto
Published by EMI
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By Far the Best Argentinian Movie Ever Made
19 April 2003 | by sibalSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie at least eight times, and I never get tired of watching it. Among the good reasons to afirm this is that is one of the very few Argie films that tells a story, instead of using film as a political weapon.

But in the other hand is his bright and excelently written screenplay (by director Marcelo Piñeyro and known argentinian screenwriter Aida Bortnik), its smart, precise and sharp directing and the gifted performances of all actors in it.

On the scale of 1 to 10, I'll give this masterpiece a 10, because it really deserves it.


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