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Cleopatra (2003)

A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.

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Eduardo Mignogna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norma Aleandro ... Cleopatra
Natalia Oreiro ... Sandra
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Carlos
Héctor Alterio ... Roberto
Alberto de Mendoza ... Víctor
Boy Olmi Boy Olmi ... Francis
Oscar Ferrigno Jr. Oscar Ferrigno Jr. ... Director TV
Eugenia Levin Eugenia Levin ... Guionista TV
Diego Rodríguez Ernesto Diego Rodríguez Ernesto ... Asistente TV
Pía Uribelarrea Pía Uribelarrea ... Mujer 1 Baño
Irene Goldszer Irene Goldszer ... Mujer 2 Baño (as Irene Goldzer)
Luciana Dulitzky Luciana Dulitzky ... Asistente Baño TV (as Luciana Dulizky)
Maite Zumelzú Maite Zumelzú ... Reportera
Erasmo Olivera Erasmo Olivera ... Empoleado heladera
Cristina Magariño Cristina Magariño ... Mujer Policia
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Storyline

A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip. Written by Marcos Celesia <mcelesia@ciudad.com.ar>

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Nunca es tarde para cambiar. (It's never too late to change.)

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Spain | Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 August 2003 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Клеопатра See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€129,784 (Spain), 28 March 2004, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Connections

References The Towering Inferno (1974) See more »

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El Tunel
Written by Paco Ortega and M. A. Collado
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Either Do What You Should Do or Do What You Want or Just Sit Down
8 June 2010 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Eduardo Mignogna's 'Cleopatra' may bear some resemblance to 'Thelma and Louise'. In both movies the two leads are frustrated with their current life and so they embark on a roadtrip. That's where the similarities end. 'Cleopatra' is much more toned down and restrained. It has a more poetic feel to it while 'Thelma and Louise' is more suspenseful and energetic. With photogenic cinematography of the stunning landscape and a whimsical soundtrack, the movie is pleasing to look at.

The writing is also quite down to earth and Mignogna does a fine job as director. He's storytelling is quite smoothe and he balances comedy and intensity with skill, never allowing the film to lose its whimsical edge. A beautiful Natalia Oreiro and Leonardo Sbaraglia are very good. Héctor Alterio is darkly funny as a lazy slacker husband.

'Cleopatra' mainly works because it has heart and the heart of Cleopatra is Norma Aleandro. Her sequences provide the best moments of the film, whether it's the funniest or most intense. Easily, she's a scene stealer and a joy to watch. Notice when she's talking to the camera, it really is if she's speaking to you.

'Cleopatra' is another movie that showcases Aleandro's talent. It's like a breath of fresh air in the countryside. It's a joy to watch.


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