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Elsa y Fred (2005)

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
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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Elsa & Fred (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hoy puede ser un gran día
Written & Performed by Joan Manuel Serrat
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Awesome!
27 December 2006 | by cmmescalonaSee all my reviews

Marcello, te amo! Te amo más de lo que nunca he amado a nadie... Gracias! The fountain's sound vanishes in these last words, as it happened in La Dolce Vita. That love professed and expressed is the central character of the film.

Beware: you'll find yourself crying and smiling like an idiot throughout this beautiful story.

Is there anything I'd leave out of it? Not a single word, not a single take, nor a music note. The acting is top notch. I'd rather say "heavyweight". Maybe it is just that I haven't seen such performances in a long time.

This is a film to open your heart, no matter the age, to a reality few of us like to think about. Prepare yourself for a ride of joy and happiness in a world so full of trouble.


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