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      Waiting for the Messiah

      Released Jan 12, 2000 1h 37m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 60% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The Argentine economy is a shambles, and several people struggle to make sense of their personal and professional lives. Reluctant restaurant heir Ariel (Daniel Hendler) gets a job mindlessly poring over videotape and falls in love with the glamorous television personality Laura (Chiara Caselli). Meanwhile, bank employee Santamaria (Enrique Pineyro) gets fired and is thrown out on the streets, where he meets a beautiful washroom attendant named Elsa (Stefania Sandrelli) and regains some hope. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member daniel hendler was the only good thing about this film , everything else was a mess , still , i fell in love with it , it's original Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A decent, well-acted character piece with multiple intertwined storylines. I didn't like how they handled the ending however. It would've been better-served adding an additional half hour or so of footage or simply just ending it abruptly. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A largely confusing film that lacked any clear focus upon which to understand its message, if indeed there was any message intended. A few slightly amusing incidents, and barely a glimpse behind the veil of Jewish society in Argentina, left this viewer wanting much more. Murky relationships between the various characters were never clarified and this only added to the confusion. About all this had going for it was some fairly decent acting by all concerned, given the weakness of the script, and a couple of pretty young things for eye candy. All in all, a very disappointing film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Two Argentinian Jewish men cope professionally and personally after the economic crash. Quirky, enjoyable to say the least. But also rather slow, it takes a fair amount of time to get things going in this film. However, I thought it was well acted and gave some pretty interesting insight into the Argentinian Jewish community. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis The Argentine economy is a shambles, and several people struggle to make sense of their personal and professional lives. Reluctant restaurant heir Ariel (Daniel Hendler) gets a job mindlessly poring over videotape and falls in love with the glamorous television personality Laura (Chiara Caselli). Meanwhile, bank employee Santamaria (Enrique Pineyro) gets fired and is thrown out on the streets, where he meets a beautiful washroom attendant named Elsa (Stefania Sandrelli) and regains some hope.
      Director
      Daniel Burman
      Producer
      Diego Dubcovsky
      Screenwriter
      Daniel Burman
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Spanish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 12, 2000, Wide
      Runtime
      1h 37m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Surround, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)