Avellaneda's Moon (2004)

  |  Comedy, Drama, Sport

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The story of a social and sports club in a Buenos Aires neighborhood and of those who try to save it from being closed.

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13 March 2006 | rainking_es
| Idealism vs. Pragmatism
Luna de Avellaneda is a 70 years old club, in the good ol' days it had more than 8.000 members. There they teach ballet, you can play basketball, you can chat with your friends... In short: it's your family out of your family. Now, times have changed, things are getting hard and people don't have much money. The club has nowadays less than 300 members, and has lots of debts. They're going' to have to sell the facilities, they say they're gonna build a casino, they say there will be a job for everybody, they say prosperity will be back in town... they say...

This is such of a metaphor of the whole Argentinian situation. He uses this club to represent the reality of a country that's been hurt very deeply, surrounded by looters and sick of promises. A country which uses the sense of humor and the sarcasm as a medicine.

Two hours of rage, love after love, and tons of hope... (we really need that) *My rate: 8/10

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Release Date:

20 May 2004



Country of Origin

Argentina, Spain

Filming Locations

Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

ARS 328,762 (Argentina) (25 May 2004)

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