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Film Info
Lugares comunes

Film Information

Exhibition Title Lugares comunes
English Title Common Places
Director Adolfo Aristarain
Year 2002
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 110'
  • Federico Luppi, Mercedes Sampietro, Arturo Puig
  • G: Adolfo Aristarain, Kathy Saavedra
  • F: Porfirio Enríquez
  • E: Fernando Pardo
  • DA: Abel Facello
  • P: Adolfo Aristarain, Gerardo Herrero
  • CP: Tornasol Films
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(…) Aristarain’s tenth film is a heartbreaking, merciless and disillusioned depiction of the state of things in Argentina, with its unstoppable economic decadence and massive exodus; and at the same time, it’s an intense, heartfelt, and moving love story to which the director imprints elements that are undeniably autobiographical. (…) The director of Last Days of the Victim, Revenge Time, and Martín (Hache) focuses on the personal odyssey of Fernando Robles (Federico Luppi), an surly, opinionated, and righteous literature professor in his sixties who –due to budget cuts and him being in bad terms with the dean– receives some devastating news: early retirement. Married to Liliana (Mercedes Sampietro) –a lovely Catalonian woman who does social work in the slums– and with his son and grandsons living in Spain, Fernando faces the worse possible scenario: joining the army of discarded, disposable Argentines with no present or future. (...) DB (“With Aristarain’s trademark”, in La Nación, 9/12/2002)

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