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Felicidades (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 24 June 2003 (USA)
Shows how several characters spend Christmas Eve in Buenos Aires, and how their lives intersect.

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Lucho Bender
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Machín Luis Machín ... Juan
Gastón Pauls ... Julio
Silke ... Laura
Pablo Cedrón Pablo Cedrón ... Rodolfo
Carlos Belloso Carlos Belloso ... Comedian
Marcelo Mazzarello Marcelo Mazzarello ... Paralytic
Alfredo Casero ... Fredi
Cacho Castaña Cacho Castaña ... Cueto
Fabián Arenillas Fabián Arenillas ... Aguilera
Eduardo Ayala Eduardo Ayala ... Starosta
Federico Cammarota Federico Cammarota ... Old man
Fatty Iastrebner Fatty Iastrebner ... Emilio
Mariana Arias Mariana Arias ... Party Woman
Henry Meziat Henry Meziat ... Party man
Mariano Fraomeni Mariano Fraomeni ... Fredi's neighbour
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Shows how several characters spend Christmas Eve in Buenos Aires, and how their lives intersect.

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You can feel lonely in the desert - said the Little Prince. You can also feel lonely among men - said the Snake (Antoine de Saint - Exupéry)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish | Hebrew

Release Date:

24 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Felicidades See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001. See more »

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"You can Feel lonely between Men"
12 November 2007 | by billion_mucksSee all my reviews

"Felicidades" is a great movie, overlooked by its poor merchandising and the unknown nature of the director, which is an important propeller. The movie talks about people lost in a city that vanishes for one day, in Christmas Eve. Some are trying to get to their families, some do not have any. Some are finding them, some are in a rush, everyone is looking for another one.

This choral story goes around presenting extravagances and eccentricities, and funny but road-less characters. The city is dark, but not as dark in "Evil". As dark in lonely, when all lights shut off and you are the only one still awake.

The movie is fantastic, smart and coated by a script flowing on true, pure human feelings. The loneliness that it transmits is impressive. The unreceptive echoes, the subdued lights, the empty roads. It seems that in every character's life, this Sad Side on Christmas will last forever.


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