A couple of thirty-somethings struggling with life, marriage, work, a kid and a new bought house outside the city.


Anahí Berneri
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Máximo Silva Máximo Silva ... Santi
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Manuel
Celeste Cid ... Lucía
Erica Rivas ... Julieta
Alejandro Catalán Alejandro Catalán ... Alejandro
Byron Piccorossi Byron Piccorossi ... Lautaro
Naim Sibara Naim Sibara ... Otero
Juan Greppi Juan Greppi ... Pato (as Juan Bautista Greppi)
Fabiana Cantilo Fabiana Cantilo ... Matilde
Lorena Vega Lorena Vega ... Vanesa
Ignacio Rivolta Ignacio Rivolta ... Hijo Mayor Vanesa
Nehuen Gómez Nehuen Gómez ... Hijo Menor Vanesa
Oscar Nobza Oscar Nobza ... Albañil Joven
Pedro Merlo Pedro Merlo ... Gonzo
Nora Bitar Nora Bitar ... Marisa


A couple of thirty-somethings struggling with life, marriage, work, a kid and a new bought house outside the city.

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¿Cuánto espacio necesita el amor? [How much space does love need?]


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Marital woes
5 November 2015 | by hof-4See all my reviews

Civil engineer Manuel (Leonardo Sbaraglia) is married to architect Lucía (Celeste Cid), and we witness their very dysfunctional relationship for the duration of the movie. "Dysfunctional" is an understatement; Manuel and Lucía constantly cut the ground under each other's feet and there is no single scene where they seem to be at ease with each other. The situation is taking his toll in seven-year old son Santiago (Maximiliano Silva) who tries to survive as best he can this constant tension, but is having adaptation problems at school.

Manuel and Lucia are in the process of building their dream house in a Buenos Aires suburb, perhaps with the hope of improving their relationship, but even this is going badly; they have bought a run-down house and are unable to agree on the improvements.

Among the positives of the film is director's Anahi Berneri's gift for ellipsis. For instance, we learn that Manuel lives under his father's shadow through short telephone conversations and an equally short father-son dialogue. Santiago's problems at school are revealed in a brief, poignant scene with Manuel.

The negatives are, there is no development; the couple's relationship is as suffocating at the end of the movie as it is at the beginning, and one does not feel much sympathy for their woes. The title Aire Libre means open, fresh air, which is sorely missing in this marriage.

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Argentina | Uruguay



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22 May 2014 (Argentina) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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