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Lost Embrace (2004)

El abrazo partido (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 25 March 2004 (Argentina)
In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where... See full summary »

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Daniel Burman
10 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Hendler ... Ariel Makaroff
Adriana Aizemberg ... Sonia Makaroff
Jorge D'Elía ... Elías Makaroff
Sergio Boris Sergio Boris ... Joseph Makaroff
Rosita Londner Rosita Londner ... Abuela de Ariel
Diego Korol Diego Korol ... Mitelman
Silvina Bosco Silvina Bosco ... Rita
Isaac Fajm Isaac Fajm ... Osvaldo
Melina Petriella ... Estela
Atilio Pozzobón Atilio Pozzobón ... Saligani Papá
Mónica Cabrera Mónica Cabrera ... Saligani Mamá
Franco Tirri Franco Tirri ... Saligani Hijo
Luciana Dulitzky Luciana Dulitzky ... Saligani Hija (as Luciana Dulizky)
Eloy Burman ... Saligani Bebé
Juan José Flores Quispe Juan José Flores Quispe ... Ramón
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In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where his mother has a lingerie shop and his brother runs an importation business, trying to get his Polish passport and move to Europe. Ariel has never understood why his father left him when he was a baby to fight in the Yom Kippur War in 1973. When his father returns to Buenos Aires, Ariel discovers the reason why his father left his family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 77th Academy Awards in 2005. See more »

Goofs

There is no Lithuanian language in the film. The girl from Lithuania named Vilna (Lithuania's capital name is Vilnius) is speaking Russian, not Lithuanian. The words Vilna says when she first meets Ariel are "Tvoi drug Ariel. Chto s nim sluchilos?", what means "Your friend Ariel. What's wrong with him?" See more »

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Thanks Danny
27 March 2004 | by Andres24See all my reviews

I don't like Daniel Burman's movies. I don't recommend them. I solve my prejudice with this one. This movie is agile, simple and effective. This movie has a very good second part and increases the level towards the end.

The film tells the story of Ariel Makaroff (Daniel Hendler), Jewish, late twenties with a mentality of a teenager. He runs from one place to another and he his idea consists in going abroad with Polish documents. He is running from the crisis of the country and all the people seems to have no brain. His father left him when he was a baby to go to war. Apparently his father went abroad for a different reason that Ariel will find out towards the second part of the movie. Simple plot, great ending.

Performances are very good with an Oscar for Adriana Aizemberg who plays the role of the mother. I would like to thank Burman for solving my prejudice. A well received award in Berlin. I give this movie a 9 out of 10. Andrés.


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25 March 2004 (Argentina) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$18,564, 30 January 2005

Gross USA:

$190,860

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,298,732
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