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Elsa & Fred (2005)

Elsa y Fred (original title)
When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid, his temperamental daughter Cuca has an incident with his next door neighbor, the elder ... See full summary »

Director:

Marcos Carnevale
9 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manuel Alexandre ... Fred
China Zorrilla ... Elsa
Blanca Portillo ... Cuca
José Ángel Egido ... Paco
Omar Muñoz ... Javi
Roberto Carnaghi ... Gabriel
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa ... Juan
Gonzalo Urtizberéa Gonzalo Urtizberéa ... Alejo
Fanny Gautier Fanny Gautier ... Laura
Federico Luppi ... Pablo
Tomás Sáez Tomás Sáez ... Goyo
Manolo Solo ... Doctor 2
Julián Villagrán ... Doctor 1
Roberto Mosca Roberto Mosca ... Conserje
Fabrizio Meschini Fabrizio Meschini ... Botones
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Storyline

When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid, his temperamental daughter Cuca has an incident with his next door neighbor, the elder Argentinean Elsa. Later, they meet each other and Elsa seduces Fred with her reckless behavior and view of life and they have a romance. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

You are never too old to be young.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Connections

Alternate-language version of Elsa & Fred (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hoy puede ser un gran día
Written & Performed by Joan Manuel Serrat
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User Reviews

wonderful movie!
23 February 2006 | by myriamobSee all my reviews

What a touching movie! what great performances and what a story. Sad though but still unforgettable! Federico Luppi's scene... great as usual, he's like wine, gets better as times goes through. China Zorrilla, what can I say, I saw her previously and instantly fell in love with her. She's such a good ACTRESS (yes, with capital letters), she should be nominated for an award in the U.S., like Norma Aleandro once..... let's face it, Latin American movies are good, really good. These ones and independent movies are far better than the usual made-in-Hollywood movies, where mostly always, when you take out the special effects, nothing is left! Again, I do recommend this movie to everybody, you'll never forget it!


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Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish | Italian | English

Release Date:

28 July 2005 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Buenos Aires, Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,246, 29 June 2008

Gross USA:

$189,024

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,985,837
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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