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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:

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Paraguay for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »

Quotes

Chela: I'm sure they were talking about us. Nora was looking at me with pity in her eyes.
Chiquita: Maybe it was just your impression.
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Touching, intimate and realistic
21 April 2019 | by guilherme-caleffiSee all my reviews

Martinessi presents us with a touching, intimate and realistic film. There is no melodarama, exaggeration ... The complexity is subjective and completely engaging. Dependence, empowerment, prejudice and sexual desire are handled elegantly. In addition, we have seen an incredible portrait of a traditional decadent elite present not only in Paraguay but in many rural societies of Latin America. A movie that must be watched.


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