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A couple decides to split after 12 years together. The man (Bernal) find it easy to move on, but difficult to prevent his ex from hounding him, or the new women in his life.


Hector Babenco
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Credited cast:
Gael García Bernal ... Rímini / Sofía's ex-husband
Analía Couceyro Analía Couceyro ... Sofía / Rímini's ex-wife
Ana Celentano ... Carmen / Rímini's wife
Mariana Anghileri Mariana Anghileri ... Vera / model
Paulo Autran ... Prof. Pousièrre
Mimí Ardú Mimí Ardú ... Nancy
Axel Pauls Axel Pauls ... Padre de Rimini / Rimini's Father
Marta Lubos Marta Lubos ... Frida
Claudio Tolcachir Claudio Tolcachir ... Victor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mabi Abele Mabi Abele ... Mujer terapia
Hector Babenco ... Projecionista
Alejandro Genes Alejandro Genes ... Barman
Luis Lattanzi Luis Lattanzi ... Wedding guest
Juanma Muñoz Juanma Muñoz ... El Profe / The teacher
Robson Nunes ... Vendedor / Salesman


The separation can also be part of a love story. Rimini, a young translator who ends a 12-year marriage with Sofia, his first girlfriend. The delicacy with which both lead to the separation ends when he begins to date Vera, a 22-year-old model who, upon witnessing Sophie kissing him by force, dies by being run over. A year later, already redone, he marries Carmen, his translation partner. A mysterious amnesia, resulting from the trauma of Vera's death, wipes out of her brain the knowledge of the languages it translates. Helped by Carmen, he tries to adapt to the uncomfortable role of a dependent husband. The birth of his son, Lucius, helps him to revive himself. But the marriage is wrecked when Sofia in a moment of madness, hijacks the baby for a few hours after attracting him to a meeting hotel for a quick sex. He will never again be allowed to approach his son and his ex-wife. Written by lament

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26 October 2007 (Brazil) See more »

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Ne me Quitte pas
Music by Jacques Brel
Lyrics by Jacques Brel
Performed by Jacques Brel
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Very good!
22 November 2018 | by Dave_douellSee all my reviews

First of all, I have to say Analia Couceyro is an incredibly beautiful woman! I'm not sure why some of the reviews are so negative. As far as making women look bad, it makes men look bad too. Because we can all be cruel sometimes and love can make you do crazy things. Anyway, great story and an outstanding cast. Well worth watching.

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