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Elsa & Fred
Elsa Fred
Actors: Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Roberto Carnaghi, Jos ngel Egido, Blanca Portillo
Director: Marcos Carnevale
Genres: Indie & Art House
PG     2008     1hr 46min

Elsa y Fred cuenta la historia de dos personas que encuentran la manera de sobrellevar las tristezas y sufrimientos de toda una vida a cuestas para, en la última etapa de sus vidas, quizás cuando podían pensar que ya todo ...  more »


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Actors: Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Roberto Carnaghi, Jos ngel Egido, Blanca Portillo
Director: Marcos Carnevale
Genres: Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House
Studio: Wiesner
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 07/29/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 46min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: Spanish
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Movie Reviews

A Delightful Romantic Comedy
D. Hupp | Woodbridge, VA United States | 01/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Elsa & Fred is a romantic dramedy about a couple in their golden years who meet by "accident" -- literally. Actually it's a "fender bender" of sorts.

Fred is recently widowed, and Elsa is --- well, she's Elsa, as you'll find out throughout this charming Spanish-Argentinian film production. Their chance encounter becomes the centerpiece for a series of delightful events that bring them closer to each other. As the story plays out, don't be surprised if you find yourself feeling as if you are an "unseen guest" to a blossoming relationship that will inspire, amuse, and sadden you.

The cast is superb. The two leads (Manuel Alexandre & China Zorrilla) seem so natural in their roles, and that heightens the dramatic impact of this endearing story."
Very poignant "Elsa & Fred" from Argentina/Spain
Silvia Fernandez | Boynton Beach, FL United States | 08/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a little gem of a movie. Manuel Alexandre and China Zorrilla are precious in the roles of two elderly people who meet and develop a beautiful relationship purely by accident. Anyone bored with conventional love stories with young, beautiful people, should see this film. Yes, it has its melodrama, but it's also very funny and gives hope to us all that there can be love and excitement well into our golden years. Manuel Alexandre is Alfredo (Fred), a man plagued with illnesses and taking all kinds of pills for ills he really doesn't know if he has whose life is turned upside down by his neighbor, Elsa. The amazing China Zorrilla (of Uruguay and first lady of Argentinian film and theatre)is the quirky and very funny Elsa, an Argentine living in Madrid right down the hall from Alfredo. They by chance meet and what follows is pure magic. How refreshing to see two actors in their 80s give outstanding performances with so many nuances: fear, depression, laughter, etc.... Don't miss it!!"
Alfredo R. Villanueva | New York, NY United States | 03/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What can one say about a film that approaches perfection? Both a love story and a very clever homage to Fellini's La Dolce Vita,director Carnevale allows two seasoned actors from Argentina and Spain, Zorrilla and Alexaindre, to give their best. Love in old age: do not go gently into the dark night/rage, rage against the going of the light." I am getting this DVD to show in my Spanish courses!"
A Classic!
George Lorenzo | Davenport, Florida | 12/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must see film. I believe it's worth watching with your parents, regardless of how old !"