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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrés Pazos ...
Jacobo Koller
Mirella Pascual ...
Marta Acuña
Jorge Bolani ...
Herman Koller
José Pedro Bujaruz ...
Don Ivan
Verónica Perrotta ...
Karina (Factory worker 1) (as Verónica Perrota)
Mariana Velazques ...
Factory worker 2
Fernando Pereyra ...
Diariero
Nacho Mendy ...
Foreign exchange teller (as Ignacio Mendy)
Jorge Temponi ...
Foreign exchange teller
Antonio Baldomir ...
Sánchez
Francisca Barreira ...
Young girl singer
Dumas Lerena ...
Don Isaac
Carlos Colacce ...
Bus Passenger
Daoiz Vila ...
Bus Passenger
Cecilia Fernandez ...
Bus Passenger
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When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with whom he has a prickly relationship. Written by Anonymous

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Marta Acuña: Namreh Rellok.
Herman Koller: Come again?
Marta Acuña: Your name spelled backwards. Herman Köller.
Herman Koller: How is that?
Marta Acuña: Namreh Rellok.
Herman Koller: Huh! That's great. Say something else.
Marta Acuña: Like what?
Herman Koller: Um..."Hello, how are you?".
Marta Acuña: Olleh, woh era ouy?
Herman Koller: [laughs] That's great. Say "the sea is choppy".
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Subtlety is the keyword
9 January 2005 | by (Ghent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

This movie is a true gem. Perhaps not for everyone, but those who can appreciate subtle, sensitive films will not be disappointed. In fact, subtlety is the keyword in this film. Nothing is spelled out, nobody even raises his voice, and still the story is full of emotion. It's all about small gestures and unspoken words. Take the way the viewer initially discovers that Hernan is richer and more successful than his brother Jacobo. There's nothing about Hernan's clothing or his behaviour that suggests this, but Jacobo suspects that the pair of socks his brother gave him are more expensive than the pair Jacobo gave his brother. The movie is packed with these kind of small signals, and that is exactly its strength, together with the superb acting and the nice locations (the soccer stadium!). In that way, the movie is comparable to Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki's style.


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