7.6/10
3,164
22 user 37 critic

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 »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Elsa & Fred (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A withdrawn senior experiences life in new ways when he begins spending time with the free-spirited woman who lives across the hall.

Director: Michael Radford
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jaime has lost his job and has to provide for his wife, son and daughter. Pressured by this circumstances, he visits his mom, who lives in an apartment he owns, to ask her to move with him ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Carlos Oves
Stars: China Zorrilla, Eduardo Blanco, Ulises Dumont
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Director: Alejandro Doria
Stars: Luis Brandoni, China Zorrilla, Antonio Gasalla
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The film centers on a unsuccessful doctor and his patient, whom everyone believes has no hope of ever recovering from a recent accident, and the daily events of a public hospital in Argentina.

Director: Alejandro Doria
Stars: Luis Brandoni, Dora Baret, Luisina Brando
On Probation (2005)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary »

Director: Damián Szifron
Stars: Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Óscar Ferreiro
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Cuenta la historia de Jorge Pellegrini y Laura Ramallo a lo largo de casi dos décadas. Comienza en 1980 y termina en nuestros días. Cuenta le romance inicial, los posteriores desencuentros,... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Ulises Dumont
Kamchatka (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Cecilia Roth, Héctor Alterio
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The goalkeeper of a little-known soccer team is kidnapped by a Argentinean government squad and sent to a detention center. After months of torture, he plots his escape with three other young men.

Director: Israel Adrián Caetano
Stars: Rodrigo De la Serna, Pablo Echarri, Nazareno Casero
Wild Horses (1995)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a ... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Stars: Héctor Alterio, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Cecilia Dopazo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamín Ávila
Stars: Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Oreiro, César Troncoso
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: José Sacristán, Federico Luppi, Leonor Benedetto
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish | Italian | English

Release Date:

28 July 2005 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Elsa & Fred See more »

Filming Locations:

Buenos Aires, Argentina See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,246, 29 June 2008

Gross USA:

$189,024

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,985,837
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Hoy puede ser un gran día
Written & Performed by Joan Manuel Serrat
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It softens the heart of anyone
3 September 2007 | by pilur007See all my reviews

This movie is absolutely heart warming. Im only 19, most people my age don't give a damn about these type of movies, but a lot of my friends have seen it and have gone back not only 2 twice, but 4 times to watch it again.My dad, who is this huge motorcycle rider with tattoos and long hair cried and has seen it 5 times and his looking for an excuse to see it again...yes, its that good. My mom dragged me to see it, i got to admit i didn't want too. My thoughts were "here comes another boring movie", i was totally wrong about it! I cried like an idiot and smiled, a person said in another comment people would, he or she was right. Its a beautiful movie. Elsa is so funny and Fred is just so sweet. Guys should learn from him lol i gave it a 10, it deserves it.


25 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed