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Giant (2009)
"Gigante" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  4 December 2009 (USA)
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A chronicle of a supermarket security guard's obsession with a late-shift janitor.

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Leonor Svarcas ...
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Fernando Alonso ...
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Diego Artucio ...
Omar
Ariel Caldarelli ...
Jaras Chef
Fabiana Charlo ...
Mariela
Andrés Gallo ...
Fidel
Federico García ...
Matías
Néstor Guzzini ...
Tomás
Esteban Lago ...
Gustavo
Leandro Lagos ...
Tipo en el boliche
Ernesto Liotti ...
Danilo
Carlos Lissardy ...
Kennedy
Nacho Mendy ...
Miguel
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$2,523 (USA) (1 January 2010)

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$6,542 (USA) (29 January 2010)
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An authentic modern love story
22 May 2014 | by (Lyon, France) – See all my reviews

With few images and a strong impression of calm the director depicts how love can actually arise from a very simple relation. The simplicity of the characters is actually what make this relationship so beautiful. The shyness of the principle character is greatly interpreted and does match really well with the social context of Montevideo presented as a very quiet city. The movie relies mostly on the suspense regarding the expectation from the principle character on his love that he only sees through the glass of a modern and inhuman computer.

The movie depict really well the social context of Uruguay: it's a wonderful immersion in the city of Montevideo and a great opportunity to discover a wonderful country which cinema appears to be both pretty rare and developing a great artistic quality.


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