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El día que me amen (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 12 June 2003 (Argentina)
Mental illness and the power of friendship. Mara and Joaquín were childhood friends, next-door neighbors. They are now in their early 30s. She's returned to Acassuno after eight years ... See full summary »


Daniel Barone
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrián Suar Adrián Suar ... Joaquín
Leticia Brédice ... Mara
Alfredo Casero ... Cheche
Jorge Marrale ... Balbis
Juan Leyrado ... Ignacio
María Rosa Fugazot ... Elvira
Cristina Banegas ... Mabel
Marta Betoldi Marta Betoldi ... Silva
Alejandro Awada ... Director
Gabo Correa Gabo Correa ... Oscar (as Gabriel Correa)
Eugenia Guerty Eugenia Guerty ... Lucy
Juan Gil Navarro ... Fernando (as Juan Manuel Gil Navarro)
Diego Reinhold Diego Reinhold ... Marcio
Diamela Viani Diamela Viani ... Brigitte
Franco Infantino Franco Infantino ... Joaquín (8 years old)


Mental illness and the power of friendship. Mara and Joaquín were childhood friends, next-door neighbors. They are now in their early 30s. She's returned to Acassuno after eight years abroad, ostensibly to audition for a part in a musical. Joaquín has been a recluse in his parents' house, perhaps because Mara left without a word years before. Mara seeks to renew the friendship, which may be good for Joaquín, but it soon becomes clear that both face formidable obstacles to a lasting relationship with anyone. The past contains both causes of unhappiness and keys to change. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

12 June 2003 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

When Somebody Loves Me See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

ARS 268,992 (Argentina), 17 June 2003, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pol-Ka Producciones See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Letters I never sent you
30 April 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Joaquin and Mara are next door neighbors in a Buenos Aires suburb. Each one suffers tragedy early in life. Joaquin's mother abandons the family because she is ill and doesn't want to let him see her deteriorate. Mara's father leaves her mother and moves to Holland. The friendship comes to an abrupt halt when Mara decides to join her father in Europe and Joaquin feels betrayed.

As the film opens, Mara has returned home. She wants to try for a new musical that is being put together. When she goes to see her friend, she finds a distant individual who has not gone out for a few years living in his room and not having contact with anyone. This young man is being treated by a kind psychiatrist, Dr. Balbis, who wants to cure him, but Joaquin is uncooperative.

Mara, on the other hand, is having her own problems adapting to the new reality back home. Joaquin's attitude hurts her deeply. She wants her old friend back, but it's hard for him to accept. When Joaquin is taken to a clinic to treat his depression, Mara is given sealed letters meant for her to read, but which Joaquin never got around to send. This incident is the catalyst in the film for Mara to go and tell him how much she misses him.

This tender love story was based on an idea by the lead actor Adrian Suar, who plays Joaquin. Daniel Barone, the director, shows he was the right man for bringing the film to the screen. The screen play by Marcos Carnevale and Marella Guerty makes this film work.

Leticia Bredice, one of Argentina's best film actresses, makes us care for Mara. Ms. Bredice is a multi talented performer as well in the segments involving the rehearsal for the musical, as she proves she can sing and dance, as well as act. Adrian Suar gives a restrained performance as Joaquin, the wounded man suffering a depression he can't get out, as much as he tries. Jorge Marrale is excellent as the kind doctor who helps Joaquin overcome his problem.

The film will not disappoint.

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