During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, ... See full summary »

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Florian Cossen (as Florian Micoud Cossen)

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Florian Cossen (as Florian Micoud Cossen), Elena von Saucken
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Credited cast:
Jessica Schwarz ... Maria Falkenmayer
Michael Gwisdek ... Anton Falkenmayer
Rafael Ferro ... Alejandro
Beatriz Spelzini Beatriz Spelzini ... Estela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfredo Castellani ... Hugo
Marcela Ferrari Marcela Ferrari ... Ana
Carlos Portaluppi ... Jorge
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During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown off course, she decides to interrupt her journey and wander through the unfamiliar city. On the phone to Germany, she tells her father, Anton, about her experience and the peculiar fascination the unfamiliar city has had for her. Two days later, Anton suddenly turns up at Maria's hotel with something to confess: Maria spent the first three years of her life in Buenos Aires during the military dictatorship at the end of the 1970s. The people she had always thought were her parents had adopted her and brought her to Germany. Father and daughter begin a journey in search of Maria's biological parents. Anton does everything he can not to lose his daughter. Written by Anonymous

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Big idea, small execution
18 January 2015 | by MovieSonicSee all my reviews

I'm watching as many German language films as I can and this one has the bonus of including a lot of Spanish (my third language). From a learning perspective as opposed to purely entertainment, this is definitely one to watch as it has some great acting and some wonderful scenery.

Unfortunately, that's about it. The premise is fascinating and I was really looking forward to watching it but after the first fifteen to twenty minutes, it became clear that the story wasn't going to go anywhere.

The "twist" was predictable so this meant that there were no surprises and ultimately the actors didn't have anything to resolve because nothing really happened.

It seems like they had a great idea but just didn't develop it very well. As a whole, the film felt very small.

6/10


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Country:

Germany | Argentina

Language:

German | Spanish

Release Date:

10 February 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dal a múltból See more »

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$1,294,340
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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