Las viudas de los jueves (2009)
Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Writers: Marcelo Piñeyro, Marcelo Figueras. Based on the novel Las viudas de los jueves (Thursday Night’s Widows) by Claudia Piñeiro.
Cast: Ernesto Alterio, Juan Diego Botto, Pablo Echarri, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Gloria Carrá, Ana Celentano, Gabriela Toscano and Juana Viale
Synopsis: The film follows the rather unusual lives of four wealthy families living in Altos de la Cascada, a gated community on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. We witness how their lives are transformed from the economic boom of the early 1990’s to the country’s financial collapse in 2001.
Comments: Las viudas de los jueves was released in Spain on March 26, 2010. Begoña and I went to see this film last Thursday. I feel very disappointed at the end. I have very much enjoyed the book on which the screenplay is based, but the film is boring and does not have any sense of rhythm. Actors’ performance was mediocre to say the best and most of them were not credible. In my opinion there are important elements in the novel that do not show up in the film while the script introduces other totally disposable elements.
My rating 3/10.