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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 »

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Marcos Carnevale
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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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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 »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,551, 4 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$186,875, 28 September 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Features La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

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


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