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Anyone who knows the misery of Argentine economy can understand this film quite well.
In this way, every element of the movie becomes a channel through which meaning is constantly reinforced and complemented.
There is story, emotion and power in `Lost Embrace' but they are often shown as if seen from the observer's viewpoint.
This charming comedy, set in Buenos Aires, follows an agitated young man who is constantly in motion, trying to break out of his small world - on the run, in many ways, from... Read morePublished on November 28, 2008 by Ronald Scheer
This slice of life is set on the old neighbourhood of Once in Buenos Aires, right after Argentina's economic crisis of 2001. Read morePublished on August 18, 2008 by Andres C. Salama
Here we have a vibrant movie of rich characters working in a shopping mall. The list goes like this: a Polish/Jewish family (including a grandmother who has hidden her passion for... Read morePublished on March 3, 2008 by E. Drake
This comedy is set in Buenos Aires' Jewish community inside a little shopping mall in a heart of the city. Read morePublished on December 31, 2007 by Helena
EL ABRAZO PARTIDO (LOST EMBRACE) not only succeeds in presenting a microcosm of society by focusing a story on the Jewish 'ghetto'/ mini-mall in Buenos Aires, it also captures the... Read morePublished on November 25, 2007 by Grady Harp
The droll Argentine comedy "El Abrazo Partido" manages to do the unthinkable: It makes Buenos Aires, the most beautiful city in South America, seem shabby and cheap. Read morePublished on July 17, 2007 by Bart King
"Lost embrace" (= "El abrazo partido") is a small but engaging Argentinian film, directed by Daniel Burman. Read morePublished on April 13, 2007 by M. B. Alcat