DVD 86 mins IMDB 7.6 (821 votes)
Miramax (2002)
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(2004 )
Argentina  /  Spanish

Julieta Cardinali Leticia
Carmen Maura Abuela
Jean Pierre Noher El tío Chiche
Mex Urtizberea Rufo
Rodrigo Noya Valentín
Alejandro Agresti El padre
Carlos Roffé Dr. Galaburri
Lorenzo Quinteros Hombre del bar
Marina Glezer La maestra
Stéfano Di Gregorio Roberto
Fabián Vena El cura
Juan Cruz Bordeu

Director Alejandro Agresti
Producer Thierry Forte; Laurens Geels; Massimo Vigliar; Pablo Wisznia
Writer Alejandro Agresti
Cinematography Jose Luis Cajaraville
Musician Luis Salinas; Paul M. van Brugge
User Credit 1 Alejandro Brodersohn
User Credit 2 Marisa Urruti

Venerable Argentinian filmmaker Alejandro Agresti turns his lens to his own childhood in this nostalgic coming-of-age tale. Set in the director's hometown of Buenos Aires circa 1964, Valentin centers around its title character (and ostensible stand-in for the director), a nine-year-old boy (Rodrigo Noya) whose feuding parents have left him to be raised by his sage, eccentric grandmother (Carmen Maura). With his father (Agresti) visiting only occasionally, Valentin is left to look to the other men in the neighborhood for father figures, and to replace his absent mother, he warms to Leticia (Julieta Cardinali), one of his father's many short-term girlfriends. When he tells her personal secrets about his father, however, Valentin jeopardizes their relationship. — Michael Hastings

Edition Details
Barcode 786936258820
Region Region 1
Release Date 10/12/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Surround Sound Widescreen Subtitled
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Some thematic elements and language.
User Text 2 Cupid just turned eight.
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Trivia: About 300 boys were seen for the part of Valentin. (more)

Goofs: Anachronisms: The name of the street where Valentin meets Leticia, "Pasaje Enrique S. Discepolo", did not come into existence until 1988. Its name in 1969 was "Rauch". (more)

Awards: 13 wins & 8 nominations (more)