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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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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 »

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Don Aquiles: And if you see that baldhead, say to him thanks
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One of the best movies in my life
7 September 2004 | by serge1969See all my reviews

I have seen the movie at the Montreal Film Festival. I am not Argentine and don't speak Spanish. It is, however, one of the ten best movies I have seen in my life. Argentines can rest assured that this will be as powerful abroad as it seems to be down there. Rarely have I seen an audience enjoy a movie so much, the

laughter, the emotion, the high sense of humanity. It is certainly one of the most, if not the most, popular movie in the Festival. Intelligent, timely, human,

incredibly witty, deeply emotional. A movie that makes you happy to belong to the human race.

Please, wherever you are in the world, if this movie shows up in your local

festival, DON'T MISS IT!!! Anybody can make movies about war and misery and

poverty, but a movie that creates so much warmth and drama from small every

day situations is a gem. It had me crying and laughing and crying and laughing again. The applause at the Festival was thunderous, and so were the reviews.

I have not seen "Son Of The Bride" which was a big hit here. I do not want to miss it now. It is refreshing to see that somebody gives us the pleasure to go back to the movies to learn and enjoy life. It's been five days since I've seen it, and I still can't shake it off my mind. I find myself laughing and tearing up in the oddest situations.

One of the best movies I've seen in my life.


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