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Rolling Family (2004)

Familia rodante (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 30 September 2004 (Argentina)
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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
4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »





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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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 »


Yo Soy Quien Pinta las Uvas
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South American Road Trip for the 'whole family'
12 April 2007 | by robsworldSee all my reviews

This is a drama more so than a comedy. The direction was very hands off, and the acting wasn't the best. The pacing was perfect, and the locations great. In this movie, a great grand mother is honored with an invitation to a wedding as the maid of honor. Despite the distance involved (crossing the length of Argentina), and the probable hardships they'll endure, she assembles the clan (an extended family of about a dozen people) and insists that everyone accompany her on this voyage. While I don't understand the Argentinean family ethic, the film assumes that this group acquiesces to their matrons desires. They pile into the only vehicle large enough to accompany the entire group (a dilapidated 1956 Chevy Viking camper), and set out on a journey. This movie is more about family relationships, than it is about the physical places they travel through. Crammed into a confining space, the group is forced to confront family issues in a positively charged atmosphere. Unfortunately the size of the cast hampers a thorough examination of these complex relationships. I liked the fact that the cast didn't consist of polished egos and competing actors. The dialog was sparse, but well drafted, and it worked splendidly with the pacing.

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Release Date:

30 September 2004 (Argentina) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$849, 10 September 2006

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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