Ana is a rich, repressed housewife. Much to her annoyance, her husband rents out their garden to a soap-opera production, and goes away on a business trip. In her dull solitude, Ana follows...
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Magallanes, a former army soldier (Damian Alcazar) drives a taxi and eventually a driver of a retired colonel (Federico Luppi), who was in command of his troops in times of struggle against... See full summary »
The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers posted on remote jungle outposts.
Francisco J. Lombardi
Salvador del Solar,
Ana is a rich, repressed housewife. Much to her annoyance, her husband rents out their garden to a soap-opera production, and goes away on a business trip. In her dull solitude, Ana follows the shooting from her window, and soon becomes just as engrossed in the soap-opera as her two maids. When accidentally mistaken for an actress, she ends up being cast for a role -to the great dismay of the other actresses and her maids. The set soon becomes dominated by gossiping, intrigues and blackmail, while the boundary between her real world and the make believe world of soap-operas begins to blur. Ana finds herself entangled in a real life soap-opera all of her own when she tries to get everything back to normal before her husbands comes home.Written by
Refreshing to see a good movie without special effects focusing on a good plot and funny story. Valverde's direction keeps you focused on the main storyline without losing interest on the sub-plots. Monica delivers a credible performance captivating the audience as well as the movie. The movie shows the funny side of us all (and how many funny sides we all have collectively) as regards soap operas... we all like to ridicule them... but deep down... very few of us escape their magic aura and ability to transport us from our sometimes tedious life... to a magic world where fantasy takes place... A real portrait and caricature of Latin Americans ability to stop anything their doing only to be hypnotised and enchanted by the world of soaps !
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