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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) »

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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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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 »

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Graciela: [speaking of her son in dental brackets] He's a dental retarded!
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Fighting for passion
25 May 2011 | by nicolas-prandiSee all my reviews

A group of people from a neighborhood come together in the midst of their many troubles in order to attempt saving a sports and social club which they have been a part of for most of their lives. Things get complicated as the economy takes a hit and people fight through their own struggles on the side. Juan Jose Campanella places us, the viewers, right in the middle of the many problems which exist in the lives of all the people who share the commonality of being on the board of the CLA. Each one of the characters is both emotionally torn due to family or relationship issues, and in big financial need. Although the club is a large part of the reason for so much financial instability, it also seems to serve as the fountain of energy and inspiration for all of the characters. The story demonstrates clearly how society has changed and how difficult it is to move past economical issues, even when it means throwing a lifelong tradition to the side. Furthermore, it does paint a beautiful picture of finding hope and passion in the memory of how things used to be and how they could be once again with some time investment and sacrifice.


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