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The Distinguished Citizen (2016)

El ciudadano ilustre (original title)
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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.

Directors:

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

Writer:

Andrés Duprat
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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 submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Good as long as no expectations are imposed.
29 July 2017 | by BlissQuestSee all my reviews

Predictable, for sure, but there were quite a few funny moments throughout the film that managed to win me over. I commend the lead (Oscar Martínez)for the subtlety he brought to this role in order to make the part(and the situations)convincingly amusing. Understanding or navigating the nuances of a foreign culture, even when the culture is from one's own childhood, can be a tricky task.


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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:

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$4,525,656
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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