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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 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 Pozzobón Atilio Pozzobón ... Atilio
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


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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Plot Keywords:

soccer | moon | love | hope | buffet | See All (9) »


Comedy | Drama | Sport


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Did You Know?


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 »


Graciela: [speaking of her son in dental brackets] He's a dental retarded!
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Crazy Credits

There's an additional (and hilarious) scene during the end credits. See more »


Referenced in Underdogs (2013) See more »

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Loved it!! Made me proud of Argentine cinema.
1 August 2009 | by ignaciovasque1See all my reviews

Campanella is great! The simplicity and humanism of this film really got to me. I have watched many movies starring Ricardo Darin and most of them I liked but with Campanella's direction he shines even more (same as Valeria Bertucelli who I believe to be the best argentine actress since Norma Aleandro). I strongly recommend it. I wish there were more films like this one. I also wish Campanella would direct more often since everything I've watched from him I liked a lot (El Hijo de la Novia, Vientos de Agua, etc). I see he's been directing or writing scripts for House M.D., 30 Rock, Law & Order, etc. I would like to see him directing argentine movies more often instead. Greetings from Cordoba, Argentina.

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Release Date:

20 May 2004 (Argentina) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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