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Intimate Stories (2002)

Historias mínimas (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 24 October 2002 (Argentina)
Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.

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Carlos Sorin

Writer:

Pablo Solarz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Lombardo ... Roberto
Antonio Benedicti Antonio Benedicti ... Don Justo Benedictis
Javiera Bravo Javiera Bravo ... María Flores
Julia Solomonoff Julia Solomonoff ... Julia
Laura Vagnoni Laura Vagnoni ... Estela
Enrique Otranto Enrique Otranto ... Carlos
Mariela Díaz Mariela Díaz ... Amiga de María
María Rosa Cianferoni María Rosa Cianferoni ... Ana
María del Carmen Jiménez María del Carmen Jiménez ... Panadera 1
Magín César García Magín César García ... César García
Armando Grimaldi Armando Grimaldi ... El mesero
Mario Splanguño Mario Splanguño ... Panadero
Rosa Valsecchi Rosa Valsecchi ... Panadera #2
Aníbal Maldonado Aníbal Maldonado ... Fermín
Carlos Montero Carlos Montero ... Losa
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Storyline

Near the provincial town of San Julian, three vibrant characters undertake seemingly mundane journeys that turn out to be subtly life changing. A lonely, fastidious traveling salesman quests for the perfect cream cake to win the widow of his dreams. A grizzly grandfather hitchhikes to town to find his forgotten lost dog and seek forgiveness. A poor young mother hopes to win the grand prize--a microprocessor--as a contestant on a TV game show. In the end, the three will get more or less what they set out for, but it will come to them in ways that they never expected. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

Historias que se cruzan...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Océan Films (French)

Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 October 2002 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Intimate Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, Argentina

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,095, 6 March 2005

Gross USA:

$102,897

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$323,802
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A nice picture of loneliness
30 March 2003 | by s_j_gouldSee all my reviews

In few films the title fits the content so well: Minimal Stories is exactly about that, small stories in which practically nothing that happens takes place outside the people who live them, tiny pieces of their lives where everything that occurs could be told in two or three lines. This movie is not about important events, nothing that could be called big. It is precisely that: a story of the small. The people that appear in it live in a village in South Patagonia surrounded by impressive extensions of flat land, of dust and nothing, as if to sharpen the feeling that nothing being told can be shot by the camera. To me, this is a merit of the film: to make me feel the camera is placed inside the people I see instead of outside. What it comes to show is the wonderful picture of the loneliness of the landscape impressed on them.


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