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Son of the Bride

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Original title
El hijo de la novia
Year
Running time
124 min.
Country
Argentina Argentina
Director
Screenwriter
Fernando Castets, Juan José Campanella
Music
Ángel Illarramendi
Cinematography
Daniel Shulman
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Argentina-Spain; Pol-Ka Producciones / Jempsa / Patagonik Film Group / Tornasol Films
Genre
Drama. Comedy | Alzheimer's. Old Age. Family Relationships. Weddings. Disability
Synopsis / Plot
At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He's overwhelmed by his responsibilities and just isn't having any fun. He has spent most of his life frantically trying to run the restaurant his father Nino founded. He has achieved success, but continues to live in the old man's shadow. He rarely visits his aging mother Nora. His ex-wife is bitter towards him because he doesn't spend enough time with their daughter. And finally, Rafael is too self-involved to make a commitment to his girlfriend Nati. Just when Rafael feels most alone, a series of unexpected events lead him to reevaluate his life. A minor heart attack forces him to slow down and a reunion with Juan Carlos, a childhood friend, helps Rafael to reconstruct his past and look at the present in new ways. Most importantly, when his father makes the decision to fulfill his mother's dream of getting married in a church, it gives Rafael a task to focus on, bringing the family together to create a new memory they can share.
Awards
2001: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
2001: Montréal World Film Festival: Special Grand Prize of the Jury
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