Lost Embrace
Lost Embrace (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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 4, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A low-key but charming tale that will put a smile on your face.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

As visually captivating as it is emotionally engaging.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

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.

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Anton Bitel

Affectionate, funny and ultimately moving, Burman's fourth feature embraces humanity in the Argentinean marketplace.

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David Gilmour
Globe and Mail

The film's sophistication -- and it is an immensely sophisticated film -- lies in its refusal to tuck in too tightly its shirttails.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Burman succeeds in involving us with the kind of characters who don't normally find their way to the big screen.

Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

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.

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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

Plays out in a low-key but charming fashion.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

A beautifully crafted film. Full of intriguing tracking shots, broken into vignettes introduced with lyrical titles, it has a willfully patient pace.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Nice visuals and good emotions drawn by the actors. Sophisticated for a comedy.