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The Magic Gloves (2003)

Los guantes mágicos (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Comedy | 27 May 2004 (Argentina)
Alejandro is a taxi driver about thirty- five years is suddenly in the midst of separations, violent weather changes, sudden wealth and characters who want to return to Argentina.

Director:

Martín Rejtman

Writer:

Martín Rejtman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vicentico Vicentico ... Alejandro
Valeria Bertuccelli ... Valeria
Fabián Arenillas Fabián Arenillas ... Sergio
Susana Pampín Susana Pampín ... Susana
Cecilia Biagini Cecilia Biagini ... Cecilia
Diego Olivera Diego Olivera
Leonardo Azamor Leonardo Azamor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Víctor Hugo Carrizo ... Bus driver
Darío Levy Darío Levy
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Alejandro is a taxi driver about thirty- five years is suddenly in the midst of separations, violent weather changes, sudden wealth and characters who want to return to Argentina.

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Drama | Comedy

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 May 2004 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magic Gloves See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,731
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Excellent comedy
25 June 2005 | by niels-52See all my reviews

(I agree with the first commenter that it recalls Kaurismäki, which is of course a compliment, but I really don't see any reference to Almodovar).

I'm not usually the kind of person who likes everything he sees, or at least finds always something good in a movie, but this movie really touched me.

This bitter-sweet comedy shows us how we are: lost, absent, trying to figure something out, but not really making it. Beyond the little scenes of absurd banality, you can have some insight in the life of Argentina and the social and economic hold-up it went through (illustrated by the pitiful arrangements the main character is making without gaining anything).

The first thing I thought after I saw this was: That's were french social comedy should be today if it hadn't been sold to TF1 and other profit-only based production companies for whom the receipt is to «make it look American».


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