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Gloria (2013)

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A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.

Director:

Sebastián Lelio

Writers:

Sebastián Lelio (screenplay), Gonzalo Maza (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulina García ... Gloria
Sergio Hernández Sergio Hernández ... Rodolfo
Diego Fontecilla Diego Fontecilla ... Pedro
Fabiola Zamora Fabiola Zamora ... Ana
Luz Jiménez Luz Jiménez ... Victoria (as Luz Jiminez)
Alejandro Goic ... Gabriel
Liliana García Liliana García ... Flavia
Coca Guazzini Coca Guazzini ... Luz
Hugo Moraga Hugo Moraga ... Hugo
Cristián Carvajal Cristián Carvajal ... Vecino
Eyal Meyer ... Theo
Tito Bustamante Tito Bustamante ... Joaquín
Antonia Santa María Antonia Santa María ... María
Álvaro Viguera Álvaro Viguera ... Novio de María
Marcela Said ... Jugadora
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Storyline

Divorced for more than ten years, Gloria, a vibrant 58-year-old office clerk in Santiago and mother of two grown-up kids, craves for adventure, refusing to spend the rest of her life in solitude and self-pity. Instead, the vivacious Gloria embraces her freedom, and because of her love for dance and an aching longing for companionship, she will meet Rodolfo, a recently divorced former naval officer, and will daringly decide to give love a second chance. Regretfully; however, Rodolfo comes with baggage, and even though Gloria is sincerely attracted to him, reality's harsh truth will inevitably bring her face-to-face with towering obstacles, rather than undiluted excitement and ardent passion. In the end, Gloria alone, yet surrounded by people, sad but at the same time happy, will she ultimately find the strength to overcome them? Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Chile | Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

9 May 2013 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Glorija See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,454, 26 January 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,106,556, 11 May 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Chile to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

Quotes

Rodolfo: If I were a peach, you would be a tree. And if you were a tree, I would be its sap, flowing through your branches like blood. And if I were blood, I would live in your heart...
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Amor Sin Fin
Written and Performed by Adan Jodorowsky
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an honest portrait that will stay with you
15 September 2013 | by juanita82-1See all my reviews

This film portraits the daily life of Gloria, an average Chilean divorced 50-something woman. The plot as such may not seem exciting or innovative at first but the character of Gloria makes up for it all. We are invited to share the way Gloria confronts different situations in her life, and we are blown away by her passion, sense of humor and independence. It may be telling that even several days after watching the film I find myself thinking about Gloria and smiling. An honest portrait that runs smoothly thanks the superb acting of the main character and the right combination of scenery and soundtrack. Highly recommended.


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