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Choking Man is an intense blend of psychological drama and magical realism that encapsulates the contemporary immigrant experience in America. Jorge is a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher toiling away in a shabby Jamaica, Queens, New York diner run by Rick. He works all day long in the shadow of the ever-present Heimlich Maneuver instruction poster which hangs in the diner kitchen. From his solitary kitchen corner, Jorge gropes mutely for a bond with Amy, the newly hired Chinese waitress and even though she tries to reciprocate, the gulf that separates them may be too large. On the job he is continually tormented by his coworker Jerry and at home in his Harlem boarding, under the psychological control of his domineering 'roomate,' he battles his inner demons. Set in the vicinity of JFK airport, the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the world, Choking Man captures the feeling of claustrophobia and almost literal asphyxiation newcomers to America experience as they struggle to ... Written by
Choking Man - a story about those things and people that get overlooked
I just saw this film at the Miami International Film Festival and felt compelled to recommend it. The story revolves around an unconventional protagonist in the form of a diner dishwasher that struggles with debilitating shyness. It's a poignant piece that wonderfully highlights a complexity and depth of character in unlikely lead roles that might otherwise be considered too simple to be subjects of a feature film. The film does this while avoiding any temptation of showing its characters as blissfully simple and idyllic which conveys a realism that is appreciated and, for me, made the film a pleasure to enjoy. The characters have strengths and weaknesses and they share the same emotional influences that make us all both heroes and villains in one mind and body.
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