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A family wedding brings out the best and the worst in the various parties involved in this warm but pointed comedy-drama. Rafael Belvedere (Ricardo Darin) makes his living running the restaurant ran by his father, Nino (Hector Alterio), and the combination of a stressful job and familial tensions are wearing him down to a frazzle. Rafael is divorced from his wife, Sandra (Claudia Fontan), he's all but a stranger to his daughter, Vicky (Gimena Nobile), and it's been almost a year since he last paid a visit to his mother, Norma (Norma Aleandro), who is battling Alzheimer's in a retirement home. Rafael has a girlfriend, Naty (Natalia Verbeke), but after a long day of work and dealing with his father, she finds he rarely wants to do anything but watch old reruns on television. With Norma's health declining, Nino decides that he wants to renew their wedding vows and give his wife the nice church service he couldn't afford when he was younger; however, arranging the affair turns out to be far more complicated than either Rafael or Nino imagined, and the circumstances lead to some profound changes for father, son, and the rest of the family. El Hijo de la Novia was directed by [[Performer~P83953~Juan Jose Campanella~juanjosécampanella]], who in recent years has been dividing his time between helming feature films in his native Argentina and directing episodic television in America. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 22, 2002

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Juan José Campanella Best Foreign Language Film 2001 Nominee

Cast

Ricardo Darín
as Rafael Belvedere
Héctor Alterio
as Nino Belvedere
Norma Aleandro
as Norma Belvedere
Eduardo Blanco
as Juan Carlos
Natalia Verbeke
as Naty
Gimena Nobile
as Vicky
Claudia Fontan
as Sandra
David Masajnik
as Nacho
Atilio Pozzobon
as Francesco

Crew

Juan José Campanella
Director
Mariela Besuievsky
Producer
Adrian Suar
Producer
Pablo Bossi
Producer
Gerardo Herrero
Producer
Fernando Blanco
Producer
Fernando Castets
Screenwriter
Juan José Campanella
Screenwriter
Angel Illarramendi
Composer (Music Score)
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