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Historias mínimas [DVD] [2002]

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  • Actors: Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedictis, Javiera Bravo
  • Directors: Carlos Sorin
  • Producers: Martin Bardi
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Oct. 2003
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000D1EZA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,512 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

The tale of three individuals from small-town communities who find themselves travelling to the city of San Julian in pursuit of various goals. Don Justo, who has recently retired, hears that his dog was spotted in the city - the dog went missing several years ago - and he is determined to find it. Travelling salesman, Roberto is on a quest for a child's birthday cake to impress the widow of one of his customers, but he doesn't know whether the child is a boy or girl. Finally, Maria, who has been struggling to keep the family together after her husband lost his job, is asked onto a gameshow with the grand prize of a food mixer; but things don't go quite to plan.

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"Intimate stories" (= "Historias mínimas") is a simple but enchanting film that allows the spectator to witness some moments in the lives of three very different people that wish only one thing: to reach San Julian.

Reaching San Julian (a nearby Argentinian town) mean something different for each of them. Maria (Javiera Bravo), a young and very poor mother that wishes to win something at a television show; Roberto (Javier Lombardo), a salesman that hopes to buy the perfect cake for the son of the woman he loves in silence; and Don Justo (Antonio Benedicti), an old man that wants to find "Badface", the dog he lost a long time ago...

At first sight, those stories seem unimportant. There is not too much action, and nothing even remotely controversial. However, that is not the point. The point is to appreciate this little jewel for what it is, a collection of real moments, instead of what it is not, a Hollywood superproduction. If you are able to do that, you will enjoy the journey of these three characters through the immense and beautiful Patagonia. They are all different, but they share the hope that something good can be found at San Julian.

In my opinion, this small Argentinian film, directed by Carlos Sorín, is not for everybody. On the other hand, those who don't mind the relatively slow pace and pay attention to details are likely to find that they didn't waste their time watching "Intimate stories".

Belen Alcat
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Carlos Sorin's "Historias Minimas" at first sight seems a modest film but on the contrary it tackles major themes like loss, hope, the need for love and companionship, and life's prospects for change or success or redemption. These subjects are explored with great subtlety and sensitivity, and wonderfully conveyed by the players. Moreover the film gradually draws its themes together neatly and without overplaying its hand. It's a quiet but profound treat both visually and dramatically.
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a touching without being sentimental story about 3 disparate travellers from rural Patagonia. The acting, scenery and even the loosely strung together storyline are too good to be missed. Everybody has hopes or dreams which are not always fulfilled in the way anticipated - wry humour, insight to mindsets and ongoing hopes of young mother, middleaged salesman and old man. - Enjoy!
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what a wonderfully charming and beautiful movie.it just shows what can be achieved with a small budget and a large imagination.the stories are indeed small but it says more about love,life and old age than any film i have seen.the photography is fantastic and the images of patagonia will stay with you long after the film is finished.
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This is a charming road movie, very well directed (Carlos Sorin) and most of all, full of simplicity. I loved the movie I would definitely recommend it. The actors are not professional which makes the movie full of something special that we often don’t see. The scenery is fantastic – Patagónia landscape. All served with perfectly matching music (Carlos Paredes).
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By T. S. C. VINE VOICE on 25 Aug. 2012
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I love, and always will love, road movies. And Historias Minimas is a really good road movie; well three really good road movies! It is three stories, of no particular consequence, of people trying to get to a town called San Julian, for their own private reasons. An old man is trying to find his lost dog. A young single mother wants to take part in a televised game show. And a man has made a birthday cake for his son.

Do they each end up getting what they want? I guess you'll have to watch the film to find that out. As I wrote, these stories in themselves are of no particular consequence, perhaps they are just little stories about ordinary people, no more and no less. But in these stories are worlds of wisdom and acres of joy; if a journey is a metaphor for life, then each story is important to these three people; important only to themselves, but still at the end of the day important nonetheless. Forgive my waffling; I'm trying to find deeper meanings in simple stories and maybe there aren't any!

Philosophical points aside, I really enjoyed this film a whole lot, partially because as I said I absolutely love road movies of all kinds and love simple tales crafted well, even if the tales seem not so out of the ordinary. Also, the landscape of Patagonia, where these stories are set, is stunning and epic and vast, so what we are unused to in our little European countries. In such vast and unconquered landscapes the mind can wander and dream and literally go where it may.

Well, I loved this movie and will look for more like it.
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By cartoon on 10 Jan. 2012
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Surprised at some of the more modest reviews , ok this is not a big big film that will change your life , but it will certainly give you an hour and a little more of fullfillment . A really treasure , showing ordinary , painful and comic lives . If you love seeing bleak expanses of Patagonia , if you love so much of latin american cinema , if you adored and worshiped the perfect Bombon , then this is the film for you .
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I encourage everyone remotely interested in film outside Hollywood, or South America or just culture to get a hold of this winner. It is totally adorable. It is packed of cultural insight and human emotions. It is not a linear story and definitely fascinating in its own right. This can also serve as a door opener into the magnificent universe of Argentinian films. Check out Valentin, and Urugayan Las 9 reinas while you're at it!
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