Lost Embrace

Rated NR 99 minutes 2005

This is Ariel's world: the small, slightly seedy shopping center in downtown Buenos Aires, where the Italian shopkeepers scream all day, the Koreans sell feng-shui and old Osvaldo sells nothing. Where Ariel's mother runs a lingerie shop and his brother deals in import-export. It's a comfortable little world, in spite of an undercurrent of malaise and uncertainty. Many young people are searching for their immigrant roots to obtain a coveted foreign passport, the key to a world full of promise. Ariel, however, wants more than a passport from Poland, where his grandparents fled to escape the Holocaust. He wants to understand. Why his father left his family shortly after his birth to fight a war in Israel. Why he never returned. And why this seems to leave his mother and brother indifferent...But the truth changes. And when Ariel's father returns, he brings with him new truths, a new story and, ultimately, a long-overdue embrace--one that had been lost for so long.

Film Credits

Official Site: www.ocean-films.com/lefilsdelias

Director: Daniel Burman

Writer: Marcelo Birmajer and Daniel Burman

Producer: Jose Maria Morales

Cast: Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge D'Elia, Sergio Boris, Rosita Londner, Diego Korol, Silvina Bosco, Isaac Fajm, Melina Petriella and Atilio Pozzobon


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