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Las acacias (2011)

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 & 21 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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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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Las Acacias
22 November 2012 | by harland-nclSee all my reviews

You don't know what they're thinking, you don't know how they're feeling, you can only guess. That's what makes this film intriguing and gives a "real life" feel to it. There is no background intrusive music, just the hum of a timber lorry lumbering (!) on the highway to Buenos Aires with its human cargo of man, woman and baby. One of the adults seems to have a lonely life without a family, the other one is part of a large and loving family, but there are hints of problems in their backgrounds. By journey's end you are hoping that all three will share a happy future together. By the way, there's no violence and only one brief bit of swearing.


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