The Whore and the Whale (2004)

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Vera's, a Spanish journalist and writer former publisher brings her a suitcase with old photographs and letters and asks her to travel to Argentina to write a story about the man and the ... See full summary »


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20 October 2004 | luiza do brasil
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| How to make the most out of a co-production
If you want a lesson on how to make the most out of a co-production between 2 countries which share (more or less) the same language, this film is a primer.

Expertly baptized with a catchy title (The Whore and the Whale), the film does achieve its aim of explaining the title (perhaps an overkill in that department), and deliver some good cinema for two hours with three locales, two time frames, interesting characters, with even some tango, Spanish civil war, and breast cancer education thrown in.

The dialogs are excellent. But their greatest value will get lost in subtitles. They highlight the contrasting language, particularly slang (period vulgar expressions and brothel language) between Continental and Argentinian Spanish. The relation between the characters and the two time periods, while seeming far fetched at first, end up rather nicely. The visuals of Patagonia, and the cinematography and art direction are all top notch. Highly recommended

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Plot Summary


Genres

Drama

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Release Date:

1 April 2004

Language

Spanish


Country of Origin

Argentina, Spain

Filming Locations

Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$515,271

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