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El sueño de los héroes

Rating
5.9
108
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Original title
El sueño de los héroes
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
Argentina Argentina
Director
Screenwriter
Jorge Goldenberg, Sergio Renán (Novel: Adolfo Bioy Casares)
Music
Jaime Roos
Cinematography
Carlos Torlaschi
Cast
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
After receiving a tip from a barber friend, Emilio bets on a horse and wins a considerable amount of money. To celebrate, he invites his small group of friends, the barber, and "the doctor" - a mysterious underworld crime figure much older than the others. It is Carnival season, and they all party together for 3 days. At the end of this period, Emilio wakes up in a strange place, and cannot remember all that happened. But a terrible, recurring dream suggests that his memory is failing him, and he must find out what these awful events are. He consults an elderly man known for his psychic powers, and both the man and his daughter (with whom Emilio falls in love and marries) advise Emilio not to continue his search for that possibly life-threatening forgotten truth. But the advice does not detain Emilio. Three years later, Emilio goes to the same barber shop, and gets another winning tip from another barber. It is also Carnival time, and Emilio decides to invite the same group again to party. But his real motive is to find out what happened during that last Carnival, reenacting the same events, going to the same parties and street celebrations as before. This only leads him to a sad conclusion, and he learns that you can't escape fate even if it's postponed for years.
Awards
1996: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Official Selection
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