Lugares comunes (2002) AKA Common Ground


In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University. The ongoing economic crisis does not allow Fernando to get a new job. Liliana decides to sell her family’s apartment and the couple move to a small farm near Villa Dolores to reduce their expenses. Fernando comes up with the idea to grow lavender and sell the oil to the perfume industry.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain. AKA Common Ground
Stars: Federico Luppi, Mercedes Sampietro, Arturo Puig, Claudio Rissi, Osvaldo Santoro, José Luis Alfonzo, Graciela Tenenbaum, María Fiorentino, Pepe Soriano, Yael Bamatán, Florencia Merlo, Patricia Pan, Micaela González, Lucas Ligorría, Javier Ortiz, Guillermo Ayuso.


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  1. November 12, 2019

    Beautiful movie, fine edition to the site

  2. Socrates 23
    October 13, 2021

    This movie was achingly beautiful. Very funny at times too. Its a good insight into how the austerity measures affected the people of Argentina in the early 2000s. I was a little boy then but I remember seeing the fallout on BBC World.

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