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Avellaneda's Moon (2004)

Luna de Avellaneda (original title)
The story of a social and sports club in a Buenos Aires neighborhood and of those who try to save it from being closed.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Román Maldonado
Eduardo Blanco Eduardo Blanco ... Amadeo Grimberg
Mercedes Morán ... Graciela
Valeria Bertuccelli ... Cristina
Silvia Kutika ... Verónica
José Luis López Vázquez ... Don Aquiles
Daniel Fanego ... Alejandro
Atilio Pozzobon Atilio Pozzobon ... Atilio
Horacio Peña Horacio Peña ... Julio
María Victoria Biscay María Victoria Biscay ... Macarena
Francisco Fernández De Rosa Francisco Fernández De Rosa ... Darío
Micaela Moreno Micaela Moreno ... Dalma
Alan Sabbagh ... Ismael
Sofia Bertolotto ... Yanina, Dario's girlfiend
Claudia Santos Claudia Santos
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The story of a social and sports club in a Buenos Aires neighborhood and of those who try to save it from being closed. Written by Marcos Celesia <mcelesia@ciudad.com.ar>

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soccer | moon | love | hope | buffet | See All (7) »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Argentina]

Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 May 2004 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Avellaneda's Moon See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,042,246
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Don Aquiles says that when he came to Argentina aged 8 he only spoke Galician, a Western Iberian language similar to Portuguese, yet he speaks Castilian Spanish with a Spanish accent, even though he must have learned his Spanish in Argentina. See more »

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Don Aquiles: And if you see that baldhead, say to him thanks
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How do they do it?
15 July 2008 | by valdezlopezSee all my reviews

I just watched this movie as part of a screening organized by the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival organizers.

"How?", I ask, that Argentinians (well, Juan Jose Campanella & co.) keep making these amazing little movies with almost no budget? I'm Mexican, and proud as I may be about the very, very few recent successes Mexican cinema may have, I do think (and, oh, please, don't let nationalisms rise, this is TRUE) Argentinian cinema has a thing or two to teach the entire Latin American movie industry.

For starters: the story is so simple, the budget issue is leveled. And no, there's no bank robberies, no kidnappings, no killings, no raping and even curse words are used with such cleverness that they recover their meaning.

Second, the script itself, its dialog: it rings true and alive throughout the whole story. Granted: I don't get many of the South American jargon, but I still get the point.

Third, the cast. What a marvelous ensemble.

Fourth: it's damn funny (check the 'dental retarded' line) and heartwarming as well (without being it preachy; reality smacks down any attempt from "preachines").

What gets me is that this movie was released in 2004. It took me 4 years to find out about it. Four years! Why? Why do smart/polished productions like these get the short end of the stick? They're good stories and they're PROFITABLE stories as well! The movie was bringing down the house in the Anglosaxon-filled theater it was shown.

I guess it all comes down to numbers. There's too much competition and distributors don't have faith in contemporary gems like these. That's probably what forces its directors to leave for better work fields and put their hands on NorthAmerican TV series like "30 Rock", "House M.D." or "Law and Order: SVU".

Hopefully, we'll see more of these Latin American (thank you, Argentina) movies in the future.

Did you liked this movie? Try "El hijo de la novia (The Bride's Son, 2001)" or "Valentin (2002)".


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