Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their ...
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In the summer of 1928, several inmates from the National Penitentiary in Buenos Aires managed to escape. The film narrates the fate of each of these runaways in search of their destiny - ... See full summary »
Miguel Ángel Solá,
In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a ... See full summary »
Cristian De Asis
At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »
Ernesto Vidal, a modest representative of a glass factory, is about to run out of his apartment because he does not have money to pay for the last installment. The director of the financier... See full summary »
The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »
In 1920, some workers of Patagonia, grouped in anarchist and socialist societies, decide to make a strike demanding better working conditions. The situation becomes unsustainable and the government sends the order is restored.
Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their aunts. The sisters often bicker, but they are actually very close. Memé flirts but has no luck with boys because of her injury... On their own now, Memé works as a waitress where she gets to know Andy. Returning to Montevideo, they meet Dolores, a friend of their late mother. Memé's affair with a man complicates her relationship with her sister. Then Andy invites the pair to his seaside retreat, a lighthouse...Written by
Superb Hispano-Argentine drama with moving performances
EL FARO DEL SUR is a powerful drama set in Argentina. The film is also listed on this site simply as EL FARO. More information on the film may be found there. However, if you appreciate a good family drama, featuring the plight of one particularly gifted but flawed character, go no further, you will enjoy this movie. Spain's Ingrid Rubio (star of Saura's TAXI) is unforgettable as the gifted but flawed heroine. Argentine legend Norma Aleandro also has a supporting role, which adds further weight to the film. El FARO was a huge critical success in the Spanish-speaking world, having won the Goya (Spanish Academy Award) as Best Latin-American Picture, and honors for Ingrid Rubio in the lead role.
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