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Lion's Heart (2013)

Corazón de león (original title)
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After she loses her mobile phone, a lawyer receives a call from the person who found it. They talk and hit it off very quickly. But she's in shock when she sees that he's very short.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillermo Francella ... León
Julieta Díaz ... Ivana
Mauricio Dayub Mauricio Dayub ... Diego
Jorgelina Aruzzi Jorgelina Aruzzi ... Corina
Nora Cárpena ... Adriana
Nicolás Francella Nicolás Francella ... Toto
María Nela Sinisterra ... Glenda
Claudia Fontán Claudia Fontán ... Sabrina, Toto's mother
Carlos Donigian Carlos Donigian ... Hombre de la calle con celular
Evelyn Scheidl Evelyn Scheidl ... Evelyn
Damián Fernando Litchter Damián Fernando Litchter ... Mozo
Gonalo Fernandez de Nevares Gonalo Fernandez de Nevares ... Conductor 1
Pablo Lamberri Pablo Lamberri ... Conductor 2 (as Pablo Lambarri)
Toto Frutos Toto Frutos ... Compañero Toto
Julián Maira Julián Maira ... Hombre 1 Restaurante (as Julián Maira Riadigos)


Ivana Cornejo is a successful lawyer. She's been divorced for three years, but shares the office with her ex husband who is also a lawyer and associate. After she loses her mobile phone, Ivana receives a call from the person who found it. It is León Godoy, an important architect with a very attractive personality, he's charming, charismatic, a perfect gentleman and also divorced. They feel very attracted to each other during the chat and agree on meeting the next day so he can give the mobile phone back. But when he arrives she is in shock when finds out he is approximately 4.4 feet tall! From that moment on Ivana tries to overcome prejudice from society and her own fears to live moments which are definitely the best she's ever had. Though the fact that Leon is almost perfect bother her a lot. Written by Indira

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Argentina | Brazil



Release Date:

15 August 2013 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Lion Heart See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Followed by two remakes, Corazón de León (2015) and Up for Love (2016). See more »


Remade as El gran León (2018) See more »


Always on my mind
Written by Johnny Christopher (as Christopher Johnny), Francis Zambon (as James Mark), Wayne Carson Thompson (as Carson Wayne)
Performed by John McInerny
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14 April 2014 | by avgaliaSee all my reviews

I had the chance to watch the movie during the the 16th Latin American Film Festival in Ottawa, Canada. I could see how much non-Spanish speaking people enjoyed the movie and I am surprised to see that US viewers from the IMDb rated the movie so low. Perhaps this is a movie that US audiences cannot understand because it deals with prejudice prompted by physical appearances. In Argentina people are not politically correct and the sort of things the movie depicts do occur. I believe this is a very smart movie because utilizes a humorous language to talk about pretty serious stuff.

This is a movie that ridicules people that are driven by what they see instead of by facts. In this case the perception is the height of the male character, but there are other perceptions that my drive people attitudes in other places that would produce similar results. Think of the skin colour.

The acting is very good and the story very enjoyable. The movie has a very agile rhythm; the non-speaking Spanish audiences may miss some of the peculiar "porteño" language of Buenos Aires because the English translation is a bit prudish.

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