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Mal día para pescar (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Western | 21 August 2009 (Uruguay)
Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on earth, and his manager Orsini, who calls himself "the Prince", make a good living by traveling around small South American towns and organizing ... See full summary »

Director:

Álvaro Brechner

Writers:

Álvaro Brechner, Juan Carlos Onetti (short story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Piquer ... Orsini
Jouko Ahola ... Jacob van Oppen
Antonella Costa ... Adriana
César Troncoso ... Heber
Roberto Pankow Roberto Pankow ... Turco
Bruno Aldecosea Bruno Aldecosea ... Grey
Alfonso Tort Alfonso Tort ... Ronco
Cristian Casañol Cristian Casañol ... Ronnie
Jorge Temponi Jorge Temponi ... Jorge
Jenny Goldstein Jenny Goldstein ... Jessica
Enrique Vidal Enrique Vidal ... Locutor
Rogelio Gracia Rogelio Gracia ... Herminio
Luis Lage Luis Lage ... Rius
Ignacio Cawen Ignacio Cawen ... Fernandez
Isaac Wainberg Isaac Wainberg ... Abuelo
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Storyline

Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on earth, and his manager Orsini, who calls himself "the Prince", make a good living by traveling around small South American towns and organizing wrestling exhibitions. Arriving in Santa Maria, they are met with uncommon enthusiasm, the local newspaper wants to sponsor the fight, helping hands placard the town with posters, and an open call is made for a worthy adversary. Ever so resourceful, Orsini knows how to find the right combatant, but fishing in Santa Maria could lead to a bigger catch than he'd hoped for. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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wrestling | manager | newspaper | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Uruguay | Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

21 August 2009 (Uruguay) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Day to Go Fishing See more »

Filming Locations:

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Uruguay's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

Quotes

Jacob van Oppen: We're both drunks, but only one of us will be drinking tonight.
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La Traviata
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
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Great flick.
11 May 2012 | by surfzup-367-125814See all my reviews

I had a feeling of connection with this film to "On the Waterfront" with Marlin Brando, content-wise. This film, "Bad Day to Go Fishing" is brilliantly cast and the locales are colorfully executed. Totally enjoyed this film. It has no pretense and is gritty and wonderful, with a striking dose of pathos...transports you to someplace possibly existent, yet strangely off the beaten trail. Acting and casting are superb.

On the surface, it's a story about a friendship which you suspect is a condition of exploitation, but as it plays out, you become aware it's about true friendship and a condition of brotherhood between a manager and his aging athlete. It's also about the indomitable spirit of a contender no matter how far he's fallen from grace. It's about life, love, despair, con men, and the human spirit. Don't miss this film ;)


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