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En la puta vida (2001)

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Release Date
• USA: Jan 25, 2002

Budget USD 1,500,000

Running Time
1 hour, 40 minutes

Country Uruguay, Argentina, Cuba, Spain, Belgium

Studio Avalon Producciones, BFS Producciones, Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográficos, Saga Film, Via Digital

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Other Titles
• En la puta vida
• In This Tricky Life
• Tricky Life

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Comedy, Prostitution, Melodrama, Society

Tagline: Una historia real... tan real que aún sucede.

Plot: Elisa, 27, dreams of opening her own hairdressing salon in one of Montevideo's rich districts. A bit of a rebel, Elisa moves out of her mother's house with her two children. The next day she breaks up with García, her boss and lover. He's found every way possible to avoid the subject of marriage and Elisa has lost patience. So, in the space of twenty-four hours, Elisa finds herself without a roof over her head, without a man, without a job and without money. Her best friend Loulou finds her a job - in the brothel run by Doña Jacqueline. And without really being aware of it, Elisa slides into prostitution.

She meets Placido, called 'the face', who has his deals established between Spain and Uruguay, and falls in love with him. Elisa lets him in on her plans and she can convince him to take Loulou and herself to Spain with him. Her plan is to come back home after a year and to fulfil her dreams with the money made. But reality's different. Barcelona turns out to be a swelter. First she throws herself into the new 'job' but only to realise slowly that she's being exploited and that she's paying a high price. A gang war between Uruguayan prostitutes and Brazilian transvestites doesn't make life easier and the investigating police officer Marcello keeps zooming in on Placido who

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 Directed by
Beatriz Flores Silva
Sept péchés capitaux, Les
 Written by
Beatriz Flores Silva
Sept péchés capitaux, Les
Josep Linuesa
Carmen, Alquimista impaciente, El, Diario de una becaria
Augusto Mazzarelli
Último tren, El
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