Las Acacias (2012)




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Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been covering for years the motorway from Asunción del Paraguay to Buenos Aires, carrying wood. However, today's journey will be different. This morning, in a motorway stop near Asunción, Jacinta shows up an hour later to begin a journey by track which is going to take her to Buenos Aires. Wath's more, Rubén finds out at that very moment that little Anahí, who's 8 months old, will travel with them- It is not the best beginning. As kilometres go by, th relationship between Rubén and Jacinta will grow. they will slowly meet and sip into each other's soul. None of them talks much about their lives. None asks much either. It's a few word journey but it is not a silent one.
Art House & International , Drama
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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

A swelling meditation on wounded hearts and rekindled hopes.

September 6, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

A study in simplicity, perhaps too much so.

September 4, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Even with its initial long stretches of silence, the film never feels clinical or cold, but rather compassionate and curious.

Full Review… | September 4, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Um filme sensível, tocante e admirável.

Full Review… | September 2, 2013
Cinema em Cena

The filmmakers have managed the near-miraculous feat of creating two characters who aren't larger-than-life or quirky or anything other than what you and I might be in their place.

Full Review… | September 14, 2012
Film Journal International

The taciturn and ultimately tender Las Acacias defines the term "slow-burning charmer."

Full Review… | March 25, 2012

Audience Reviews for Las Acacias


A small gem that makes perfect use of a realistic approach to tell a sensitive story. Mostly silent and showing more than saying, it takes its time to present us the characters and the dynamics between them - and Germán de Silva is fantastic in an Oscar-worthy performance.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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This movie definitely should've been an Oscar-Winning Contender. Yes there's barely any speaking in the movie but actions show more than words especially in cases like these. It's a nice ride and prefer it to many hispanics family across the world.

Victor Salinas
Victor Salinas

A beautiful tale of two individuals who find each other out of necessity and form a real relationship that literally crosses borders.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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