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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.


Carlos Sorin


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


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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Comedy | Drama


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This is director Carlos Sorin's first feature film in 14 years after the failure of his Daniel Day-Lewis vehicle Eversmile New Jersey (1989). Sorin spent the intervening years making commercials. See more »

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Probably the weirdest and most heart-warming road movie since the Straight Story
25 August 2003 | by Chris_DockerSee all my reviews

Three people set off on different journeys through Patagonia to the distant town of San Julian. There's an old man with failing eyesight hitchhiking to find his lost dog Badface, an obsessive traveling salesman trying to win a young widow with a birthday cake for his son which he keeps changing to make more perfect, and a simple impoverished woman traveling to find out if she can bring home a prize from a television game show. The minutely observed characters, mostly non-professional actors, are endearing, honest and fascinating with their Argentinean reserve and kindness that bridge the vast Patagonian landscape. Probably the weirdest road movie since the Straight Story and with a feelgood factor that is genuine and unpretentious. It tells of the importance of small events in lives very removed from our own.

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Océan Films (French)


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Release Date:

24 October 2002 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Intimate Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, Argentina


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,095, 6 March 2005

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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