Release dateSeptember 12, 2002
September 20, 2002
(Spain) WriterAdolfo Aristarain, Lorenzo F. Aristarain (novel), Kathy Saavedra Initial releaseSeptember 12, 2002 (Argentina) Story byLorenzo Francisco Aristarain ScreenplayAdolfo Aristarain, Kathy Saavedra CastFederico Luppi (Fernando Robles), Mercedes Sampietro (Liliana Rovira), Arturo Puig (Carlos Solla), Carlos Santamaría (Pedro Robles), Valentina Bassi (Natacha) Similar moviesFederico Luppi movies, Movies about Argentina, Dramas
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Common Ground (Spanish: Lugares comunes) (2002) is an Argentine and Spanish drama film co-written, co-produced and directed by Adolfo Aristarain. The film marks the seventh collaboration between Aristarain and actor Federico Luppi. It also stars Mercedes Sampietro and Arturo Puig.
After being forced to retire, literature professor Fernando Robles (Federico Luppi) and his wife Liliana (Mercedes Sampietro) are forced to reevaluate their lives and make major changes in them. These include setting the record straight with their son, exiled in Madrid and starting out a new life. They decide to buy a small lavender farm in Córdoba from a widowed man, Zacarías, and with the aid of their lawyer friend Carlos (Arturo Puig), attempt to start out their new business.
Along the way, Fernando, an aspiring writer himself, jots down notes and ideas for a novel in a book, which he frequently narrates in voice-overs. But this attempt at a new life is cut short when Fernando suddenly contracts pneumonia one cold night on the mountains. He is hospitalized and dies over a week, with enough time to bid farewell to his family and tell his wife all he never said out loud.
Liliana rejects the help of the sympathetic Carlos and the offer from her son Pedro to come live with his family in Spain. She opts to carry on her late husband's attempt of a new life, and stays in the farm Fernando helped rebuild.