A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.


Pablo Trapero


Pablo Trapero
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Graciana Chironi Graciana Chironi ... Emilia
Adelina Bielopolsky Adelina Bielopolsky ... Tota
Ludmila Stancer Ludmila Stancer ... Ludmila
Josefina Santín Josefina Santín ... Josefina (as Josefina Santin)
Demófila Sáez Demófila Sáez ... Demófila (as Demofila Saez)
Nicolás López Nicolás López ... Matías (as Nicolas Lopez)
Liliana Capurro Liliana Capurro ... Marta (as Liliana Capuro)
Ruth Dobel Ruth Dobel ... Claudia
Marianela Pedano Marianela Pedano ... Yanina
Bernardo Forteza Bernardo Forteza ... Oscar
Elías Viñoles ... Gustavo (as Raul Viñoles)
Carlos Resta Carlos Resta ... Ernesto
Laura Glave Laura Glave ... Paola
Sol Ocampo Sol Ocampo ... Bebé
Leila Gomez Leila Gomez ... Nadia (as Leila Gomez)


On her 84th birthday, Emilia gets a call from her sister in Misiones inviting her to be matron of honor at a family wedding. Emilia tells her family that all of them are making the trip. Her two daughters, their husbands and children, one great-grandchild, and one child's friend jam into a camper van atop an old Chevy pickup. They leave from Buenos Aires. Engine trouble, a toothache, a stray dog, mosquitoes, and the heat complicate the journey. Cousins kiss, a melancholy brother-in-law tries to re-kindle an old flame, and the infant's father shows up uninvited. The screen is full of close ups. "Well, that's life," says Emilia. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama


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Crazy Credits

Graciana Chironi, the woman who plays Emilia's character, is not an actress, is real life's mother of the director Pablo Trapero. See more »


Melodía de Arrabal
Written by Carlos Gardel & Alfredo Le Pera
Performed by Hugo Díaz
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Excellent Road Movie!
28 July 2007 | by enrique-59See all my reviews

As it happens with any road movie, road, cars, and landscape are excuses for developing a story; the road chosen could not have been better, landscapes are superb, and the caravan they travel with is a gem on its own!

Each of the 12 people on this caravan had a story to tell and Trapero managed to thread them together very well. True, acting could have been a bit better, but I took it as part of the essence of this movie, adding for a natural freshness of the plot.

Human relationships and family business are taken to the core of this family during the trip with a good balance of drama and comedy. The movie is flooded with touches of Argentinian customs along the movie that also come as a bonus.

Highly recommended movie!

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Release Date:

30 September 2004 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Rolling Family See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$849, 10 September 2006

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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