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Giant (2009)

Gigante (original title)
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A chronicle of a supermarket security guard's obsession with a late-shift janitor.

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Julio
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 ...
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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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4 December 2009 (USA)  »

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

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$6,542 (USA) (29 January 2010)
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Excellent performances in a calm, but intense story
25 April 2013 | by (Mainz (near Frankfurt/Main), Germany) – See all my reviews

The movie is about a huge, introverted, good-hearted young man named Jara, whose main job is night-guard at a big supermarket in Montevideo, Uruguay. On his lonesome and monotone night-shifts in the surveillance room staring at the monitors one night his attention is aroused by Julia, a young cleaning-woman, and bit by bit he falls in love with her. Unfortunately he is too timid to speak to her, so he just watches and even follows her at daytime (like some kind of guardian angel). What then underlies till the end of the movie is the crucial question: Will he be courageous enough to eventually speak to her and reveal his feelings? I found this movie refreshing, slow paced, realistic and romantic. I could very easily identify myself with Jara, because I also have problems to tell women who attract me my feelings. In my opinion the ending was satisfying, too. I recommend this movie to everyone who likes true, profound, subtle love stories about lonesome and timid people.


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