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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 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 Sofia Bertolotto ... Yanina, Dario's girlfiend
Claudia Santos Claudia Santos
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Storyline

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) »

Genres:

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

ARS 328,762 (Argentina), 25 May 2004, Limited Release
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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 »

Quotes

Graciela: [speaking of her son in dental brackets] He's a dental retarded!
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Long and sometimes slow, but still great!
23 June 2010 | by felipe-andreazziSee all my reviews

I am a great admirer of Juan Jose Campanella's films and this was the main reason why I decided to watch this film in first place. I did watch Son of the Bride and The Secret of Your Eyes, both great films. Ricardo Darin was another reason why I decided to watch it. I think he is now the greatest actor in the Hispanic cinema. It's amazing how the Capanella-Darin contributions worked so well in this "trilogy".

What is really cool about those films is that Campanella can create from a different situation many parallel stories. Like here for example, the main plot in "Luna..." is the administration board trying to save their beloved 70 year club from bankruptcy and to avoid the club to be sold and to build in his place a casino instead. From that plot Campanella shows not just the effort that the club employees do in order to save the club but he also shows the family and love relationships in the life of those people.

The trademark in the Campanella films is that he can balance the comedy with the drama. The soundtrack is beautiful as well like in all his films always with a great presence. The chemistry between Darin and Eduardo Blanco is always moving.

Although the film could it be a little bit shorter and sometimes the story does not develop as it should, its another great film by Juan Jose Campanella and Ricardo Darin that I definitely recommend it!


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