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Alvaro Velarde

El destino no tiene favoritos (Destiny has no favorites)

Edition 2003
90' - 2002 - Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Alvaro Velarde Composer: Irene Vivanco With: Annie Cepeda, Monica Steuer, Paul Vega
This clever, humorous and surprisingly elegant pastiche on the Peruvian telenovelas (soaps) tells the story of Ana, a rich bored housewife. When her husband rents the garden out to the film crew of the soap El destino no tiene favoritos and goes away on a business trip, this is a welcome change for Ana in her predictable life. From her window, she follows the shooting and soon becomes just as engrossed in the soap as her two maids. Ana is accidentally mistaken for an actress and is cast for a role, to the great dismay of the other actresses and her maids. The set is continually dominated by gossiping, intrigues and blackmail. The boundary between the two worlds - Ana's life and that of the soap - becomes increasingly difficult to tell one thing from the other...

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Credits

Director

Alvaro Velarde

Composer

Irene Vivanco

With

Annie Cepeda, Monica Steuer, Paul Vega

Scenario

Alvaro Velarde

Director of Photography

Michaela Cajahuaringa

Editor

Danielle Fillios

Producer

Alvaro Velarde

More information

Dialogue

Spanish

Countries of production

Peru

Year

2002

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