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An Unexpected Love (2018)

El amor menos pensado (original title)
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After the leaving of their only one son to study in the foreign, a 25-years marriage faces their split, questioning themselves about love, desire, the passing of time and what really they want in life.


Juan Vera
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Marcos
Mercedes Morán ... Ana
Claudia Fontán Claudia Fontán ... Lili
Luis Rubio Luis Rubio ... Edi
Andrea Pietra Andrea Pietra ... Celia
Jean Pierre Noher ... Eloy
Norman Briski ... Rafael
Juan Minujín ... Anselmo
Gabriel Corrado Gabriel Corrado ... Fabián
Andrea Politti ... Betaldi
Claudia Lapacó ... Cora
Chico Novarro ... Ioshi
Andres Gil Andres Gil ... Luciano
Mariu Fernández Mariu Fernández ... Milagros
Irene Tsou Irene Tsou ... Lao Phen


Marcos and Ana are married and live in Buenos Aires as any other typical middle-class family. During 25 years, they have been the perfect parents for their only son Luciano, caring and helping him without worry about their own needs. But one day, an adult Luciano abandons his family home to move from Argentina to Madrid, Spain in order to attend university. The emptiness generated by his absence takes effect on the couple, finding themselves as strangers living in the same house with not a thing in common. After taking a time to think, Marcos and Ana decide mutually to divorce, each starting a new life separated. With an uncertain future ahead, Marcos moves to a friend's home and is convinced to meet new women, while Ana enjoys her new freedom. Meeting casually once in a while, Marcos and Ana share their memories together with their new respective relationships, but the promise of a new life they wanted isn't as exciting and touching as they hoped. Marcos and Ana try to discover if ... Written by Chockys

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A comedy of conscious uncoupling. See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Not for everybody, but excellent film
11 August 2018 | by avgaliaSee all my reviews

Wonderful movie. The "not for everybody" is related to a comment overheard during the projection of the film. Somebody near to us said: "There is nothing going on!" I guess there will be people thay may said that, but the problem is that this is a movie that requires the spectator to adapt to the pace of the film. There is a lot going on during the whole movie but you need to pay attention and to have "feeling" for what is happening on the screen. The acting by Darín and Morán is superb, but it is not just them. Short appearances by Claudia Lapacó, Norman Brisky and Chico Novarro are memorable. The dialogues are credible and smart. If you go to the movies just looking for fights, chasing cars and the like, this one is not for you. But if you like to be moved by the story told on the screen, that may have to do with your own life, do not miss this one.

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2 August 2018 (Argentina) See more »

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Dolby Surround 7.1



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2.35 : 1
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