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Sidewalls (2011)

Medianeras (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 26 October 2011 (USA)
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Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together.

Director:

Gustavo Taretto

Writer:

Gustavo Taretto
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Drolas ... Martín
Miguel Dedovich Miguel Dedovich ... Psiquiatra
Pilar López de Ayala ... Mariana
Miguel Alvarez Miguel Alvarez ... Hombre atropellado
Alicia Mezza Alicia Mezza ... Mujer mayor
Lucas Issi Lucas Issi ... Taxista
Octavio Musaluppi Octavio Musaluppi ... Nene triciclo
Jorge Lanata ... Médico
Coqueta Coqueta ... Susú
Romina Paula Romina Paula ... Exnovia Martín
Alan Pauls Alan Pauls ... Exnovio Mariana
Inés Efron ... Ana
Adrián Navarro ... Lucas
Carla Peterson Carla Peterson ... Marcela
Rafael Ferro ... Rafa
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Storyline

Against the backdrop of modern urban alienation in bustling Buenos Aires, two perfect strangers who live across the street in their shoebox apartments--the agoraphobic web designer, Martín, and the disenchanted architect, Mariana--find themselves trapped in a sea of nearly three million inhabitants. To make matters worse, even though they live on the same street, swim in the same pool, and walk side by side, those two sensitive long-time loners have never met. But, somehow, the high and impenetrable wall that keeps them apart, may be the very thing that can bring them together. Will Mariana and Martín ever find out that they are, indeed, kindred spirits? Written by Nick Riganas

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Buenos Aires in times of virtual love. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Argentina | Spain | Germany

Language:

Spanish | French | English | Italian | German

Release Date:

26 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sidewalls See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,304, 30 October 2011

Gross USA:

$2,377

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,008,116
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Martín: [chat room] I have a method, absolutely involuntary, a kind of Buddhist gene that makes my happy days not so happy and my sad days not so sad.
Mariana: A spiritual thermostat.
Martín: 8D.
Mariana: And if it fails?
Martín: I down a Rivotril.
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References The Man Without a Past (2002) See more »

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Written by Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford
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Another good drama from Argentina
30 May 2012 | by udorichtSee all my reviews

This is a movie about life and solitariness in modern capitol of Argentina. Urban chaos, modern way of life and new technology keep people apart which was the first point of the movie and title "Sidewalls" is just metaphor for those things. Sidewalls describes main protagonists lives of loneliness, displeasure and endurance. In the end Internet unites them and sidewalls lost its purpose which was the second point of the movie. Maybe the end is in some kind of way like in Hollywood style but it is not very bad flaw. This movie has in my opinion artistic qualities 'cause production, direction and acting really worked here. Storyline was good as well.


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