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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

[having breakfast]
Herman Koller: [to break silence] Marta... Is it spelled with "h"?
Marta Acuña: No, with no "h".
Herman Koller: Sure, otherwise it'd be "Martha".
[They briefly laugh]
Herman Koller: And your last name?
Marta Acuña: Acuña... with no "h".
Herman Koller: [giggles] Ok. "Martha Hacuña".
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I am 20 years old and I live in Uruguay, the place in which the movie "Whisky" is set. I am fond of movies that deal with characters you can sit next to on the bus, and this movie not only shows people that DO exist, attitudes that move ourselves around day after day and ways of life that are acquired almost subconsciously, but it is able to capture the essence of a society that has a personality of its own. Many people have found this movie depressing, boring, pointless, but I find it brilliant because it is exactly through these characteristics that the movie is able to show the core of who we really are. I know that every Uruguayan must have seen him/herself on that screen at some point and the movie has the incredible ability of making you love who you are entirely, good and bad aspects, detached from the objective perspective through which it is shown. The sense of belonging in which I was wrapped was overwhelming, and this is a feeling that resides within us; this movie was able to grab it and put it right in front of me.


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