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El ciudadano ilustre (2016)

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A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who has been living in Europe for decades, accepts an invitation to receive a prize. In Argentina he finds both similarities and irreconcilable differences with the people of his hometown.

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Gastón Duprat (co-director), Mariano Cohn (co-director)

Writer:

Andrés Duprat
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Martínez ... Daniel Mantovani
Dady Brieva ... Antonio
Andrea Frigerio ... Irene
Nora Navas ... Nuria
Manuel Vicente ... Cacho - el intendente
Marcelo D'Andrea Marcelo D'Andrea ... Florencio Romero
Belén Chavanne ... Julia
Gustavo Garzón ... Gerardo Palacios
Julián Larquier Tellarini Julián Larquier Tellarini ... Conserje (as Julian Larquier)
Emma Rivera Emma Rivera ... Emilse
Nicolás de Tracy Nicolás de Tracy ... Roque
Daniel Kargieman Daniel Kargieman ... Renato Provicello
Alexis López Costa Alexis López Costa ... Asistente del Intendente
Leonardo Murija Leonardo Murija ... Mendez
Pedro Roth Pedro Roth ... Nobel Prize Presenter
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After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. It turns out that accepting this invitation is the worse idea of his life. Expect the unexpected when you have used real people as characters in your novels!

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Distinguished Citizen See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A novelization of the film written by Andres Duprat as Daniel Mantovani in the film's main character's point of view was released in Argentina after its release. See more »

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Thomas Wolfe Was Right: The Distinguished Citizen
27 December 2018 | by arthur_taferoSee all my reviews

Thomas Wolfe once wrote that we can never go home again. He meant that we could not go back to a time when home was the same as it is in our memories. Homes change, cities change, people change; everything changes. That is the theme of the wonderful Argentinian film " The Distinguished Citizen". It is a well-written, well-directed, and well-acted film about trying to go home again, and the ultimate impossibility of accomplishing a goal that meets our memories. I generally do not like films about writers; and I particularly loathe films about writers with "writer's block" because there is no such thing. A writer writes, all the time, and never has enough time to write about all the things he or she wants to write about. I am a writer. I have several books on Amazon. I could never stop writing. A real writer never stops writing for any reason. But this film does not really center on writer's block; it is about trying to recapture one's past. And of course, the protagonist is doomed in his quest. The film goes on to show us why. If you are a successful writer, people will be jealous and try to discredit you. If you are an unsuccessful writer, people will encourage you and give you more credit than you deserve. Writing is too important to be left to the uninspired. The acting is first rate and I recommend this film highly.


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