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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:
... Román Maldonado
Eduardo Blanco ... Amadeo Grimberg
... Graciela
... Cristina
Silvia Kutika ... Verónica
... Don Aquiles
... Alejandro
Atilio Pozzobon ... Atilio
Horacio Peña ... Julio
María Victoria Biscay ... Macarena
Francisco Fernández De Rosa ... Darío
Micaela Moreno ... Dalma
... Ismael
Sofia Bertolotto ... Yanina, Dario's girlfiend
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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Also Known As:

Avellaneda's Moon  »

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ARS 328,762 (Argentina), 25 May 2004, Limited Release
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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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A beautiful film, at once universal and timely
4 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

At once universal, in its complex Dickensian portrait of a society, and extremely timely - narrating in microcosm the recent economic crisis in Argentina - Luna de Avellaneda is a beautiful, eloquent film that will resonate deeply with both Argentine viewers and audiences worldwide. Very funny and very moving, the film is rich in human drama, its characters ranging from a small boy whose braces are killing him to an old man on his deathbed, with all sorts of variations in between - a man who discovers his wife is having an affair, a son who wants to escape the catastrophic situation by emigrating to Spain, a drunk who falls in love and tries to reform, a girl from a shanty town who wants to learn ballet. Small miracles occur throughout the film. The dialogues are brilliant, the acting consistently strong. As in reality (though not often depicted in films), economic concerns are never far from anyone's mind, yet at the same time the emotional life persists. Rarely have I seen such a felicitious melding of the two, as when the central character, Roman, whose marriage is failing, goes to buy cologne to try to spice things up and, after perusing the range of possibilities, can only afford the cheapest, and most acrid-smelling, scent on the shelves. Or when a still infuriated divorcee invites her ex to a romantic dinner in a five star restaurant and, after ordering numerous bottles of the best champagne, then slips away leaving him to foot the bill. I cannot recommend this film highly enough.


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