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Frontera Sur (1998)

This historical drama addresses European immigration to the Americas (in this case to Buenos Aires, Argentina) during the last two decades of the 19th century. Among its main characters are... See full summary »

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Gerardo Herrero
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Cast

Credited cast:
José Coronado ... Roque Díaz Ouro
Maribel Verdú ... Teresa / Piera
Federico Luppi ... Ciriaco Maidana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roberto Baldi Roberto Baldi ... El Bruto
Hector Bordoni Hector Bordoni ... Parroquiano 2
Luis Brandoni ... Manuel Posse
Augusto Brítez Augusto Brítez ... Patrón
Franco Camilaro Franco Camilaro ... Ramón (adulto)
Paula Canals Paula Canals ... Rosina
Celio Cangossu Celio Cangossu ... Criado Teresa
Néstor Carvutto Néstor Carvutto ... Ritaco
Fausto Collado Fausto Collado
Francisco Corbalán Francisco Corbalán ... Ramón (niño)
Villanueva Cosse ... Killer
Bettina Dorn Bettina Dorn ... Maestra 4
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This historical drama addresses European immigration to the Americas (in this case to Buenos Aires, Argentina) during the last two decades of the 19th century. Among its main characters are a Spanish immigrant, a German one, and an established "Argentine." They compete for the affection of a more established female Spanish immigrant, now a successful businesswoman, albeit a prostitute. Written by Gonz30

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Country:

Spain | Argentina | France | Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 October 1998 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

América mía See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aleph Producciones S.A. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Too many hands in this "melting pot"
11 December 2000 | by carioca-6See all my reviews

This co-production (FIVE co-producers) has a promising subject: the melting pot which Argentina (particularly Buenos Aires) became between 1880 and 1900, roughly. While this theme has been well treated in North American movies, where a similar history is shared, the theme has not yet been definitively developed in Argentine cinema. Brazilian film did it to some extent a few years ago in the Oscar-nominated QUATRILHO. But not on the grand multi-national scale which this film represents. Once again, a good idea, and a good cast(of the correctly dominant immigrant groups I must add)is frustrated by the excessive number of directions the film wants to takes, clearly reflecting its five co-producers. The result is, sadly, an underdeveloped plot with underdeveloped roles, and wasted performances by some of Europe and Argentina's best actors. Better luck next time.


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