TO BREAK THE EGG

ROMPER EL HUEVO

By Roberto MAIOCCO

CINEMAGROUP SRL - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

When Manso Vital was informed he has Leukemia, he also receives the child he has been waiting for in adoption for 12 years ago. He will attempt to return the child to the agency but until then, both will have to live together. A man who expects only "to die in peace", a child who struggles to live.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Roberto MAIOCCO
    • Writer(s)
    • Roberto MAIOCCO
    • Producer(s)
    • Esteban MENTASTI (CINEMAGROUP), Horacio MENTASTI (CINEMAGROUP)
    • Synopsis
    • Manso Vital has been expecting to adopt a child for 12 years. On the day the adoption finally comes through, he also finds out that he has an illness he considers to be terminal, and therefore he decides to return the child in order to die in peace. But the agency does not accept it. Manso must fill out forms, make errands, bank payments, medical review, etc.. In the meantime, the child must stay with him until the agency picks him up. And as Manso prepares all the details for his funeral, by choosing his words of farewell, the quality of the coffin, and even who should carry the coffin handles, the child struggles to live, asking questions, seeking to resolve issues, to finally making discoveries, some of them essential for human life.
      Presented as an absurd comedy drama, "To break the egg" shows itself as the possibility of breaking the shell to give ourselves to live with joy ... and surprises.
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