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The Desert Bride (2017)

La Novia del Desierto (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 21 September 2017 (Argentina)
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It tells the story of Teresa, a 54-year-old woman who works as a domestic employee in a family home in Buenos Aires. For decades she has taken refuge in the routine of her tasks, but now ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Paulina García ... Teresa Godoy
Susana Pampín Susana Pampín
Claudio Rissi Claudio Rissi ... 'El Gringo' Miguel Alfredo Corbalán
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It tells the story of Teresa, a 54-year-old woman who works as a domestic employee in a family home in Buenos Aires. For decades she has taken refuge in the routine of her tasks, but now that the family has decided to sell the house, her life begins to totter. Written by JabberJawReviews

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Argentina | Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 September 2017 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

La novia del desierto See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,127, 6 May 2018

Gross USA:

$30,110

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,350
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2.76:1
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Garcia & Rissi Carry This Film Along
4 February 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Set in Argentina, the superb Chilean actress Paulina Garcia stars here. Her performance in the film "Gloria" was most powerful several years back. In this movie she portrays Teresa, a woman who has just been let go from a decades long job as a nanny/housekeeper for a couple who has run into economic hardship.

However, Teresa has a secured position in another Argentinian town and will travel by bus there. When the bus has to return to its depot due to a cracked windshield Teresa finds herself killing some time at a local street market. In the chaos of an impending storm, she will leave her purse in the camper of a traveling sales vendor containing her bus ticket and money.

Claudio Rissi ably co-stars as the vendor and the two of them hit the road to try and find the lost bag. Their rapport, on screen, works quite well despite their polar opposite personalities.

All in all, not everything works here with some confusing and probably unnecessary flashbacks and a so-so finale. But I remained engaged enough to want to know how this would all turn out.


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