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The Heiresses (2018)

Las herederas (original title)
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Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling... See full summary »

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Marcelo Martinessi

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Marcelo Martinessi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ana Brun ... Chela
Margarita Irun Margarita Irun ... Chiquita
Ana Ivanova ... Angy
Nilda Gonzalez Nilda Gonzalez ... Pati
María Martins María Martins ... Pituca
Alicia Guerra Alicia Guerra ... Carmela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mecha Armele Mecha Armele ... Buyer #4
Ana Banks Ana Banks ... Interna Principal
Beto Barsotti Beto Barsotti ... Car Buyer
Rossana Bellassai Rossana Bellassai ... Angy's Friend #1
Clotilde Cabral Clotilde Cabral ... Buyer #2
Natalia Calcena Natalia Calcena ... Interna que hace Relato
Raul Chamorro Raul Chamorro ... Cesar
Norma Codas Norma Codas ... Woman Customer
Regina Duarte ... Odilia
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Storyline

Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. Driving for the first time in years, she begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies. As Chela settles into her new life, she encounters the much younger Angy, forging a fresh and invigorating new connection. Chela finally begins to break out of her shell and engage with the world, embarking on her own personal, intimate revolution.

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Drama

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Language:

Spanish | Guarani

Release Date:

16 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heiresses See more »

Filming Locations:

Asunción, Paraguay See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR514,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,304, 20 January 2019

Gross USA:

$78,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$811,196
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ana Brun's acting debut. She used a pseudonym in fear of being negatively associated with the film for its subject matter in the still-conservative Paraguayan society. See more »

Quotes

Chela: You must get some deodorant for that girl.
Chiquita: Shhh! Don't talk that way, Chela.
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Supple and sophisticated
17 November 2018 | by stephen-624See all my reviews

What even is a Paraguay? No idea, never been there, but this is terrific. Ana Brun hits the ball out of the park, showing big life stresses and changes through just the subtlest of inflections.

Never heard of the director either. He delivers a sophisticated, morally perplexing and topical movie. I'll sign up for anything else he makes.

Thanks to Palace for bringing this one to Australia.


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