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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
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Hendler ... Ariel Makaroff
Adriana Aizemberg ... Sonia Makaroff
Jorge D'Elía 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 Pozzobon Atilio Pozzobon ... 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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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Argentina | France | Italy | Spain

Language:

Spanish | Korean | Yiddish | Russian

Release Date:

25 March 2004 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Lost Embrace See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€87,164 (Spain), 28 March 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,564, 30 January 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$189,763, 10 July 2005
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Production Co:

BD Cine,CinemArt,Classic Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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References I girasoli (1970) See more »

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A different Jewish experience
29 May 2011 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

It seems the «Jewish experience» —that is, being of Jewish origins, and living "jewishly" according to this or that dogma— varies from country to country very much. I was born in a country (Panama) where almost all Jewish persons are economically powerful, do not mix with the average citizen, and live mostly for themselves behind tightly-closed walls. There are, of course, exceptions; but I had to travel abroad to have a different experience, even to have Jewish friends and lovers, and discover that not all are so closed to the humanity living close to them, as many that I have met in Panama. When I saw "El abrazo partido", one of the most endearing Latin American films that I had seen in years —besides another beautiful Argentine film called "El perro", announcing what was just about to come: a long list of new, remarkable filmmakers as Lucrecia Martel, Israel Adrián Caetano, Lisandro Alonso, and many others—, I was very well impressed and happy to see this different side of what it is to be a Jewish person in Latin America, because I could identify very much with them. Most of the times the cinematic Jewish experience comes from American filmmakers, and they keep on telling the same stories, or give them the same approach (exceptions admitted). For instance, with the weight world cinema has given to the Jewish drama during Second World War —and I am not by any means diminishing it—, I loved to see normal, beautiful people leading their everyday life in this motion picture, directed with both the brain and the heart, with top performances by Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge D'Elía, and Rosita Londner as the grandmother, as well as all the supporting players. I can't explain how people can reduce the value of a motion picture, just because a few of the shots were not done with a tripod! Where have they been all these years? Camera movements were even very popular in the 70s. A movement done with the camera on the operator's shoulder, has a strong, different value to another one done with a steadicam! A very good movie, just as good as those I have enjoyed, done by sensible filmmakers from Israel that have shown me the best parts of their culture.


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