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In This Tricky Life (2001)

103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Montevideo, Uruguay. In this comedic drama, Elisa, 27, dreams of opening her own hairdressing salon in one of the rich districts of the Uruguayan capital. A bit of a rebel, one day Elisa moves out of her mother's house with her two ...See moreMontevideo, Uruguay. In this comedic drama, Elisa, 27, dreams of opening her own hairdressing salon in one of the rich districts of the Uruguayan capital. A bit of a rebel, one day Elisa moves out of her mother's house with her two children and breaks up with Garcia, her boss and lover who has infuriated her by not wanting to get married. 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 Dona Jacqueline. And without really being aware of it, Elisa slides into prostitution, which leads her to Barcelona. She falls in love, she is exploited, she gets involved in transvestite gang wars, and meanwhile just dreams of earning enough money for her little beauty salon back home. Written by Anonymous See less
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Jan 25, 2002 (United States)

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Mariana Santangelo Goldman
Elisa (as Mariana Santángelo) Elisa (as Mariana Santángelo)   See fewer
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Silvestre
Plácido el Cara Plácido el Cara   See fewer
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Josep Linuesa
Marcelo Marcelo   See fewer
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Agustín Abreu
Nicolás Nicolás   See fewer
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Carlos Calero
El Conejo El Conejo   See fewer
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Fermí Herrero
El Gigante El Gigante   See fewer
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Graciela Escuder
Doña Sera Doña Sera   See fewer
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Ana Castillo
La Gorda La Gorda   See fewer
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La Flaca La Flaca   See fewer
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El Gordo El Gordo   See fewer
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Functionario del consulado (as Alex Borucky) Functionario del consulado (as Alex Borucky)   See fewer
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Enrique Vidal
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Juan Antonio Saraví
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Roberto Bornes
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Ariel Caldarelli
Policía Interpol Policía Interpol   See fewer
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Consul Español Consul Español   See fewer
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Nelson Albano
Don Eusebio Don Eusebio   See fewer
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Marcelo Alejandro Auchelli
El Pulga (as Marcello Auchelli) El Pulga (as Marcello Auchelli)   See fewer
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Jorge Ángeles
El Huevo El Huevo   See fewer
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Kepa Paul
Proxeneta Uruguayo Proxeneta Uruguayo   See fewer
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Marina Barrandeguy
Rosemary Rosemary   See fewer
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Shirley Shirley   See fewer
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Adriana Adriana   See fewer
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Maluca Maluca   See fewer
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Carol Castex
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
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El bajito El bajito   See fewer
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Soldado Soldado   See fewer
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Jorge Ellis
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Marta Ferraro
Prostituta #1 Prostituta #1   See fewer
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Almendorinda González
Cliente obrero Cliente obrero   See fewer
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Julia Pérez
Copera Copera   See fewer
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Gerardo Revertevide
Mozo chiviteria Mozo chiviteria   See fewer
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Javier Klesias
Oficial aduana Oficial aduana   See fewer
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Ricardo Espalter
Presidente Presidente   See fewer
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María Inés Obaldía
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Graciela Bacino
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Freddy Ferrara
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Pablo Arriola
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Santiago Rindel
Cliente adolescente Cliente adolescente   See fewer
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Nelson Lence
Cliente casual Cliente casual   See fewer
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Rosita Domínguez
Limpiadora Rey de Paris Limpiadora Rey de Paris   See fewer
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Pepi Gonçalvez
Dueña de la pensión Dueña de la pensión   See fewer
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Bruno Aldecosea
Gen. Uruguayo Gen. Uruguayo   See fewer
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Giovanna Fachinelli
Cantante del Rey de Paris Cantante del Rey de Paris   See fewer
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Guitarrista Guitarrista   See fewer
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Marta Gularte
Doña Jacqueline Doña Jacqueline   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 478 votes