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Las Acacias (2011)

Las acacias (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 14 October 2011 (Spain)
Reluctantly, a dour long-distance truck driver agrees to give a lift to a Paraguayan single mother and her five-month-old daughter to Buenos Aires. Can the palpable silence soften up the taciturn trucker's sullen heart?


Pablo Giorgelli
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Germán de Silva ... Rubén
Hebe Duarte Hebe Duarte ... Jacinta
Nayra Calle Mamani Nayra Calle Mamani ... Anahí
Matilde Jazmín Mamani Matilde Jazmín Mamani ... Prima Anahí (as Matilde Jazmín Quispe Mamani)
Mónica Sosa Mónica Sosa ... Empleada Almacén
Diego Pasqualleto Diego Pasqualleto ... Gendarme
Andrés Lezcano Andrés Lezcano ... Ayudante Gemdarme
Mimi Leiva Mimi Leiva ... Hermana de Rubén
Odón Morán López Odón Morán López ... Camionero Paraguayo (as Odón Morán Lopez)
Darío Luchetta Darío Luchetta ... Camionero en asado (as Darío Lucchetta)
Lili López Lili López ... Dueña parrilla
Yanina López Yanina López ... Hija dueña parrilla (as Yanina Paz López)
Nelly Acosta Nelly Acosta ... Lila, prima Jacinta
Quique Acosta Quique Acosta ... Marido Lila
Jazmín Chávez Jazmín Chávez ... Hija Lila


Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been taking the motorway from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires, Argentina for years, carrying wood. However, today's journey is different because of Jacinta, who accompanies him as his passenger all the way to Buenos Aires. What's more, Rubén finds out at the very moment that her little Anahí, who's 8 months old, travels with them. As kilometres go by, the relationship between Rubén and Jacinta will grow. They will slowly sip into each other's soul. None of them talks much about their lives. None asks much either. It's a few word journey but it is not a silent one. Written by Anonymous

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A man, a woman, a baby, 1500km.




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Filmed in five weeks between Paraguay and Buenos Aires. See more »


Rubén: [to Jacinta] I've been driving for 30 years. I've never fallen asleep. So, don't worry...
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All the lonely people
3 October 2013 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

In Paolo Giorgelli's quiet film 'Las Acacias', not a lot happens. A truck driver with a load of wood (hence the title) gives a lift, somewhat reluctantly, to a woman with a child. They don't talk a lot, but they're both lonely; by the end of the movie, they decide they'd like to see each other again. And that's it. The film covers a journey of 800 miles through South America, but there are no stunning landscapes on view: just a lot of scenes of two people sitting quietly in a cab. And yet, almost strangely, it doesn't drag: there's a feeling of truthfulness that compensates for the absence of action. In spite of being almost unremarkable by design, it's understated quality tells in the end.

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Argentina | Spain


Spanish | Guarani

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Las Acacias See more »

Filming Locations:

Paraguay See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,000, 9 September 2012

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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