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Las viudas de los jueves (2009)

In a gated community, where everyone seems to have it all, secrets start to come out.

Director:

Marcelo Piñeyro

Writers:

Marcelo Figueras (screenplay), Claudia Piñeiro (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rafael Aieta Rafael Aieta ... Waiter
Ernesto Alterio Ernesto Alterio ... Martín
Roberto Antier Roberto Antier ... Apoderado
Raúl Aragón Raúl Aragón ... Periodista
Ezequiel Asensio Ezequiel Asensio ... Adolescente
Ramiro Blas ... Maitre 1
Juan Diego Botto ... Gustavo
Diego Bracco Diego Bracco ... Jugador de Tenis 1
Paula Burgos Paula Burgos ... Manuela
Abril Cargiulo Abril Cargiulo ... Sofía
Gloria Carrá Gloria Carrá ... Lala
Ana Celentano ... Teresa
Gabo Correa Gabo Correa ... Sergio
Camilo Cuello Vitale Camilo Cuello Vitale ... Juan
Begoña Domínguez Begoña Domínguez ... Cinthia
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In a gated community, where everyone seems to have it all, secrets start to come out.

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El lado oscuro de una vida perfecta.


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Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 September 2009 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

The Widows of Thursdays See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Postcard of the Apocalypse That Already Happened, Visconti-Style
15 September 2009 | by ondaatjeSee all my reviews

'Las Viudas de los Jueves' is a breathtaking drama, that cuts to the bone in its depiction of a world that's crumbling -even though its surfaces are glamorous and everybody keeps smiling... till it's too late.

It feels like Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Masque of the Red Death'-meets-Visconti's 'The Damned'.. but sexier, and -I tremble at the very thought of it- happening as we speak...

Even though it tells a story with a definite location (Argentina) and time frame (the economic crisis that sunk that country in 01), the film paints a bigger canvas -one that sends shivers down the spine in its timeliness. It speaks about the privileged people that deludes themselves, thinking they could keep earning millions while the rest of the world starves. Sounds familiar?

Suspenseful, subtle, resonant. Great director, great DP, great actors.


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