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THE EMPTY NEST

by Daniel Burman

synopsis

This film explores the emptiness experienced when children grow up and leave the family home, suddenly revealing the cracks in a marriage. Leonardo, a successful if somewhat tedious author, behaves like a man on the verge of a middle-age crisis, indulgent towards his neurosis and phobic towards the changes taking place around him. Unlike his wife, Martha, who launches herself into any activity that will take her mind off things, Leonardo prefers introversion. Only when he accepts his situation, including a son-in-law with his own literary ambitions, a daughter who settles in Israel and a wife with an unexpected enthusiasm for social life, can Leonardo find true happiness.

international title: The Empty Nest
original title: El nido vacío
country: Spain, Argentina, France
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Daniel Burman
release date: ES 24/10/2008, FR 05/11/2008
screenplay: Daniel Burman
cast: Oscar Martínez, Cecilia Roth, Arturo Goetz, Inés Efron, Eugenia Capizzano
cinematography by: Hugo Colace
film editing: Alejandro Brodersohn
music: Santiago Río Hinckelmann
producer: Diego Dubcovsky, José María Morales
production: Wanda Vision S.A., BD Cine SRL (AR)
distributor: Océan Films

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