ROMPECABEZAS

OFFICIAL COMPETITION BERLINALE 2010

By Natalia SMIRNOFF

ZARLEK PRODUCCIONES / CECILIA DIEZ PRODUCCIONES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2009


    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy, Family
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Natalia SMIRNOFF
    • Writer(s)
    • Natalia SMIRNOFF
    • EIDR 10.5240/599C-268F-85B8-A3D9-D957-U
    • Producer(s)
    • Gabriel PASTORE (Carrousel Films), Luis SARTOR (Zarlek Producciones), Caroline DHAINAUT (Las Niñas Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Maria del Carmen celebrates her 50th birthday. She has not celebrated anything for a long time. Her sons are leaving. Her "mother's period" is reaching an end.
      This is when a present appears. It uncovers an unknown passion in her, that chance to start doing something incredibly well, hidden up to then: the puzzle.
      This becomes her great moment. She starts to get obsessed; everything turns into anxiety to be there, assembling. Assembling puzzles becomes the center of her life. Her family questions this time devoted to a non-productive activity. She cannot take this questioning. She decides to go underground, to be let alone with her passion.
      The pursuit of the game leads her to Roberto, a millionaire that wants to participate in the Puzzle World Championship, in Germany. And for that, he is willing to train hard.
      She is a middle-class housewife from the outskirts of Buenos Aires, all these represent a hole new world for her, but he insists and she accepts to start playing.
      The puzzle turns into a symbol of change that takes her to discover a new María del Carmen who must decide on her own place in the world.
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