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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?

Director:

Pablo Giorgelli
19 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Germán de Silva ... Rubén
Hebe Duarte Hebe Duarte ... Jacinta
Nayra Calle Mamani Nayra Calle Mamani ... Anahí
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monica Coca Monica Coca ... Shop assistant
Lili Lopez Lili Lopez
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish | Guarani

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Las Acacias See more »

Filming Locations:

Paraguay See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,000, 9 September 2012

Gross USA:

$6,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$355,979
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Rubén: [to Jacinta] I've been driving for 30 years. I've never fallen asleep. So, don't worry...
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Connections

Featured in The Smallest Red Carpet, But the Biggest Heart (2011) See more »

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Slow and powerful and ultimately very moving.
10 October 2013 | by garlandamSee all my reviews

I saw this by mistake on the UK TV channel Film 4. I am generally a fan of the Steven Segal school of movies, so you may be surprised that I found this film so powerful and enjoyable at a deep level. As other reviewers have written, very little happens. A lorry driver takes a mother and her baby daughter across Argentina and that's about it! This film is like a flower unfolding, you can't see anything happen but at the end there is something wonderful and beautiful that was not there before. The director was very brave and allows the film to drive itself rather than be driven by any need to pander to external pressures. It rings so true. I am a bit like Ruben the driver, unable to express what is in his heart, which made it a film that I identify with in a way I rarely do. The baby is brilliant! Give this film a chance, it will richly reward you!


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