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El arreglo (1983)

Luis is a righteous man who begins a struggle and a moral debate with his family, neighbors and close friends when a corrupt municipal official offers a very convenient "arrangement".

Director:

Fernando Ayala

Writers:

Roberto Cossa (screenplay), Roberto Cossa (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Federico Luppi ... Luis
Julio De Grazia
Rodolfo Ranni ... Capataz
Haydée Padilla ... Olga, esposa de Luis
Susú Pecoraro
Dora Prince Dora Prince
Margara Alonso Margara Alonso
Maria Visconti Maria Visconti
Mario Alarcón
Manuel Callau Manuel Callau
Andrea Tenuta
Emilio Vidal Emilio Vidal
Pascual Pelliciota Pascual Pelliciota
Mario Luciani Mario Luciani
Carlos Trigo Carlos Trigo
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Story of a typical working class family living in suburban Buenos Aires during early 1980's. Luis (Federico Luppi) is a righteous man who begins a struggle and a moral debate with the rest of the family, his close friend Vicente (Julio de Grazia) and other neighbors when a corrupt municipal official offers an "arrangement" for extending them a water line that would solve many long time needs. Written by kpo

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Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

19 May 1983 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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The price of do the right thing
30 August 2005 | by javierreySee all my reviews

One of my favorites movies from Argentina. The simply story of a person (Federico Luppi) who doesn't want to pay "black money" in order to have what should be a right: water. Just for wants to do the things under the law, Luppi will lost the respect of all the neighbors (who do accept to pay money to a person from the local government to have the connection to the public water), and his own family who doesn't understand –and won't pay- the need of do the right think. In some parts of the picture, Luppi remains to a modern and south American Gary Cooper in High Noon, but in a very often situation in the Argentina of the last 30 years.


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