Lost Embrace (El Abrazo Partido)
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Lost Embrace (El Abrazo Partido)
Argentinean filmmaker Daniel Burman writes and directs the ensemble film El Abrazo Partido (Lost Embrace), a follow-up to his 2000 feature Waiting for the Messiah. Daniel Hendler plays Ariel, a young man who lives in a Jewish working-class section of Buenos Aires. Since his father went missing in the war, his mother Sonia (Adriana Aizenberg) and brother Joseph (Sergio Boris) work in the shopping and business district. With no interest in school or work, Ariel hangs out and sleeps with Rita (Silvina Bosco). He finally gets the idea to move to Poland, so asks his grandmother (Rosita Londner),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As visually captivating as it is emotionally engaging."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Burman explored this world before in 2000's Waiting for the Messiah, but in Lost Embrace, his maturity results in a much tighter and engaging film."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"Affectionate, funny and ultimately moving, Burman's fourth feature embraces humanity in the Argentinean marketplace."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"film that gives ultimate impression of missed opportunity"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"Hendler's center-stage performance can be considered refreshingly natural or annoyingly brooding, depending on your tolerance for cynical self-analysis played for comedy."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"The film's sophistication -- and it is an immensely sophisticated film -- lies in its refusal to tuck in too tightly its shirttails."
‑ David Gilmour, Globe and Mail
"Burman succeeds in involving us with the kind of characters who don't normally find their way to the big screen."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Does what it sets out to do--celebrate the good nature of those people who, despite life's difficulties, remain true to their loved ones, their friends, and themselves."
‑ Rex Roberts, Film Journal International
"This is an amusing movie with a warm fuzzy ending that makes you feel like you just been hugged."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"A quirky comedy from Argentina along the lines of TV's Arrested Development."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Plays out in a low-key but charming fashion."
‑ Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News
"A beautifully crafted film. Full of intriguing tracking shots, broken into vignettes introduced with lyrical titles, it has a willfully patient pace."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The film's moments of whimsy and its wry comic insights into one man's Prufrockian drifting and yearning through life add up to a charming oddity."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"A small film whose structural weaknesses are largely redeemed by its big heart."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"May be the least exciting movie ever set in a lingerie shop."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
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