A group of four old friends conformed by a film director, a film writer, an actress and her husband share a big house in the country. Their coexistence is menaced by a young couple who ... See full summary »
Juan José Campanella
Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-year-old daughter, Warda. When Samia, a young pregnant woman knocks on their door, Abla is far from imagining that her life will change forever.
Meet Sara. She's 22, living in social housing and working in a range of low paid casual jobs. But she's determined to secure permanent employment in the hope of getting her younger brother ... See full summary »
Segundo Paucar, a 14 year old boy wants to become a master story-box maker just like his father to carry on with the family legacy. On his way to a community celebration in the Andes, ... See full summary »
A well-ordered hardware store owner in Buenos Aires will see his life turn upside down when he helps a stranded Chinese man who doesn't speak a word of Spanish find his uncle in the bustling city. But can this coexistence bear fruit?
Muriel Santa Ana,
Algiers, 1997. Terrorist wanting an Islamic and archaic state are everywhere. Women are oppressed, in a seek to take control of their bodies, clothing and public space. Young student Nedjma is passionate about making a fashion show.
August 2001, Alsina (east to Argentina, close to Atlantic Ocean). In a little town with absence of population and resources, former soccer player Fermín Pelassi and his wife Lidia decide to create a cooperative buying an abandoned silo to restore it and hire people to work, hoping to bring back the business Alsina. Talking between others with friends as aged Antonio Fontana (a self-declared anarchist and Bakunin's fan), train station chief Rolo Belaúnde, redneck expert in explosives Atanasio Medina, businesswoman Carmen Largio and the naive not-too-much-smart but lovely José and Eladio Gómez brothers, all they reunite an amount of 158,000 $. Not having a bank in Alsina, Fermín and Lidia travel the neighbor town of Villagrán to leave the money in a safe box trusting in Alvarado, bank manager, to keep it while they try to negotiate with silo's owner to reduce the original price of 300,000 $. Therefore, Alvarado convinces Fermín to change the money from the safe box to his own bank ...Written by
Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. See more »
Daniel Aráoz's character (Belaúnde) is a railway worker, so many scenes show the Alsina train station. The tracks have concrete sleepers, which weren't installed until the late 2010's. Since the film is set in 2001, the tracks would have had wooden sleepers. See more »
This is not the first nor it will be the last Argentinian film to play the role of educating people that had been under economic distress. the art of Argentinian cinema consists of telling through filming Argentina's history offering at the same time entertainment, consciousness and fictitious solutions to social dramas. Ricardo Darin is an actor representative of this type of film without losing the art of interpretation. In 2000, the Corallito was a bank determination issued by Argentina's government blocking all accounts to withdraw more than 50 dollars day. It created a havoc on common people savings. The screenplay develops a story where a group of Argentinian workers collects their savings to create a cooperative but the money ended up in the hands of a bank operator. They will organize themselves to get the money back no just for them but to their small town needy people.
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