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A Sort of Family (2017)

Una especie de familia (original title)
A woman flies from Buenos Aires to be present for the birth of the child she has arranged to adopt. When the child is born, she is confronted with a demand from the biological mother's ... See full summary »

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Diego Lerman
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bárbara Lennie ... Malena
Daniel Aráoz Daniel Aráoz ... Dr. Costas
Claudio Tolcachir Claudio Tolcachir ... Mariano
Yanina Ávila Yanina Ávila ... Marcela
Paula Cohen Paula Cohen ... Dra. Pernía
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A woman flies from Buenos Aires to be present for the birth of the child she has arranged to adopt. When the child is born, she is confronted with a demand from the biological mother's family for $10,000 and an adoption process confounded with moral and legal ambiguity.

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¿Hasta dónde llegarías para conseguir lo que más deseas? [How far would you go to get what you want most?]

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sort of Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Catamarca, Argentina See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Brilliant !!!
5 April 2018 | by sftrojanSee all my reviews

Ok, honesty...I originally picked this film to help me while studying Spanish in Buenos Aires, but I watch many films. This one is terrific. I thought it was going to bring up "sons of the past" but it completely side tracked historical issues and had a very contemporary plot. It's a sad situation that can go many ways and while there is an excellent resolution, I didn't expect it, nor would I label it a Hollywood ending. It was original and very well done. Compassion for all the characters, even the ones you don't want to like. In the best tradition of Argentine filmmaking! Well done!


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