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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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Juan Pablo Rebella's last film. See more »

Quotes

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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Subtle as a Serpent. (Harmless as a dove? I don't think so)
1 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And the bite is memorable.

I've been somewhat ... reluctant about long atmospheric mood setting shots where the fast-forward button becomes irresistible. The thing with this movie is that if you -like me- become fascinated at the beginning it's impossible to fast-forward anything as "indulgent" as it may seem, everything is directly (not even poetically) related to the movie, so much detail and so underplayed like our everyday lives.. Except it looks so pretty, and it all just hits you like a ton of bricks.

I'm not completely sure about the absolute need to know Spanish in order to enjoy this film, because the acting is superb. You could almost follow the movie by watching the expressions and body language.


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