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 ... See full summary »
Juan Pablo Rebella,
Karen discovers, after 10 years of marriage, she has left behind her dreams devoting herself to home chores and realizes it has been a mistake that cost her her youth. She decides then to ... See full summary »
Gabriel Rojas Vera
Margarita Rosa Gallardo
Alberto, a divorced father, takes his two children for a vacation at a thermal resort in Salto. Things don't turn out as planned as the non-stop rain forces them to stay indoors, away from ... See full summary »
In Montevideo, Jara works the graveyard shift monitoring security cameras at a supermarket. He's about 30, solitary, quiet, and big. He watches TV, likes heavy metal, and sometimes works as a bouncer at a disco. One night he notices one of the cleaning crew, Julia; he watches her via the cameras as she works, then follows some days as she goes to an Internet café, the beach, shopping, or the movies. He stays out of her sight and never talks to her. Thinking she may be hiding somewhere in the store with a male co-worker, Jarita breaks some rules and gets suspended. Then, while watching her one evening, she meets a man. What will Jara do? Written by
"All The Lonely People...Where Do They All Come From?"
Jara is a gentle giant (hence the film's title)of a man,with an equally big heart,who loves heavy metal music,loves hanging out with pretty much himself,and has two jobs. One is working the night shift as a security guard at a supermarket,during the store's closing hours, with only fellow security guards & the cleaning staff (the other is a bouncer at a local bar). Jara is quite taken by Julia,a pretty,young cleaning woman,who although somewhat of a klutz,seems to tread the same path as Jara (both are pretty much loners,'tho Julia does get around during the day,while Jara is content to just stay home & sleep,or play video games with one of his nephews). Jara is determined to get to know Julia better,to the extent of following her around,acting as some kind of bodyguard (at times,it seems that Jara could be stalking Julia). Does Jara finally meet his heart's true love? That's for you to find out.Horacio Camandulle is Jara,a quiet & somewhat introverted man that adores Julia (played by Leonor Svarcas),another quiet,withdrawn soul,and wants to know her better. Adrian Biniez writes,directs & composes the film's original music score (Biniez,in addition to being the film's director,is also a musician). The film's pacing will probably be a bit too slow for most American's who are used to fast paced Hollywood films (Jim Jarmusch & Finland's Aki Kurismakki is a major influence here). Spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. Not rated by the MPAA,this film contains some outbursts of strong language & some comic book violence
14 of 18 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?