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Luisa (2009)

The death of her beloved cat changes a woman's life radically.

Director:

Gonzalo Calzada

Writer:

Rocio Azuaga
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leonor Manso ... Luisa
Jean Pierre Reguerraz Jean Pierre Reguerraz ... Horacio
Marcelo Serre Marcelo Serre ... Jose
Ethel Rojo ... Sra Gonzalez
Victoria Carreras ... Hilda
Diego Leske Diego Leske ... Mariatti
Pachi Armas Pachi Armas ... Lavanogne
Miguel Jordán Miguel Jordán ... Peluquin
Melania Mignones Melania Mignones ... Betiana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silvia Geijo Silvia Geijo ... Empleada del subte
María Laura Vega María Laura Vega
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Storyline

The death of her beloved cat changes a woman's life radically.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Spain | Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 May 2009 (Argentina) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ABS Production,Cinemagroup See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Excellent movie !!!!
6 May 2009 | by josemlevySee all my reviews

We've been at the launch premier of LUISA and we loved it! Excellent movie! Small, a nice and tight story, in the line of "El Perro" or "Whisky" (other Argentine and Uruguayan movies to watch)

Excellent director (Gonzalo) on his first feature, his shots, his penetrating camera Excellent Argentinean actress Leonor Manso! she puts the film on her shoulder and get a perfect performance along all of it.

The music is totally organic to the film, the timing, the moments, are all perfectly in tune. Made me remind of similar style of our Santaolalla at Brokenback Mountains. It's worth to watch the desperation of a "almost-dead-living" woman that suddenly is taken out of her humdrum, but organized way of everyday living.

It thrills and traps you while engulfing you without even noticing it, with the exact amount of humor.

Very nice portrait of Buenos AIres, from a surface flight and views to it's underground/subway life of street-go-getters, street-thieves and swindlers. Congratulations on this nice movie!


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