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A Matter of Principles (2009)

Cuestión de principios (original title)
A man with seemingly unwavering ethics is challenged by his new boss, who believes everyone has a price and it willing to prove it. In this Capra-esque tale no one leaves unscathed when principles and pragmatism collide.

Director:

Rodrigo Grande

Writers:

Roberto Fontanarrosa (screenplay), Rodrigo Grande (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Federico Luppi ... Adalberto Castilla
Norma Aleandro ... Sarita
Pablo Echarri ... Silva
María Carámbula María Carámbula ... Ines
Pepe Novoa Pepe Novoa ... Reiner
Mabel Pessen Mabel Pessen ... Magda
Oscar Nuñez Oscar Nuñez ... Angelito
Oscar Alegre ... Jáuregui
Mónica Antonópulos ... Adriana (as Mónica Antonopulos)
Valeria Lorca Valeria Lorca ... Susana
Mateo Izza Mateo Izza ... Ariel
Mario Vidoletti Mario Vidoletti ... Torriglia
Emanuel Gardini Emanuel Gardini ... Rolito
Daniel Olmos Daniel Olmos ... Frugoni
Natalia Dal Molin Natalia Dal Molin ... Julia
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A man with seemingly unwavering ethics is challenged by his new boss, who believes everyone has a price and it willing to prove it. In this Capra-esque tale no one leaves unscathed when principles and pragmatism collide.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Argentina]

Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 September 2009 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Excellent confrontation of principles.
4 November 2010 | by davidtraversa-1See all my reviews

Very good movie. The theme is clearly stated with a sensitive conduction towards the core of the issue.

The dialogs are succinct and to the point. The "principle" of the title is very cleverly exposed, creating a dichotomy between the urge to sell an old and very valuable magazine to buy things with the money from the sale --things considered of utmost priority to some of the people involved in the story-- and the reluctance of its owner to sell it because his father is in it, in a picture next to an aristocrat of that time (in reality his father is so far away from the royal character, lost among a sea of people, that only a loving son could point at a ghost of a picture and identify it as his father).

But the core of this very well narrated story is this: Should one let go of an object with a great emotional value for a sum of money?

Very entertaining movie with several twists as the action develops.

The actors, excellent, all of them; the director, with an ease and light touch that gives this picture a sort of french cinema feeling.

Superb.

The photography, the sound and the lighting, impeccable.

The conclusion of this confrontation could very well serve for a debate after a screening of this movie for a discussion about ethical values in a constantly changing world.


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