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Chinese Take-Out (2011)

Un cuento chino (original title)
In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store. Roberto collects bizarre worldwide news in an album as a hobby and his acquaintance Mari ... See full summary »
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Roberto
Muriel Santa Ana ...
Mari
Ignacio Huang ...
Jun
Enric Cambray ...
Roberto joven (as Enric Rodríguez)
Iván Romanelli ...
Leonel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joaquín Bouzas ...
Cliente 2
Julia Castelló Agulló ...
Italian Lover
Gustavo Comini ...
Chofer volquete
Vivian El Jaber ...
Rosa
Javier Pinto ...
Italian Lover
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Pablo Seijo ...
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In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store. Roberto collects bizarre worldwide news in an album as a hobby and his acquaintance Mari has an unrequited love for him, but Roberto is always evasive. One day, Roberto sees a Chinese named Jun being expelled from a taxi while he is watching the landing of airplanes in the airport and he helps the man to stand up. Jun does not speak Spanish and shows a tattoo with an address on his arm. Roberto heads to the spot with Jun and discover that the place belonged to Jun's uncle that sold it three and half years ago. Roberto goes with Jun to the police station, to the China's embassy and to a Chinese neighborhood to seek out his uncle but it is a fruitless search. Roberto lodges Jun in his house and after a series of incidents, he finds a delivery boy to translate Jun and he learns the dramatic story of his life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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24 March 2011 (Argentina)  »

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Chinese Take-Out  »

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Some wisdom in our lives
26 November 2011 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Very good movie. Intense from the beginning to the end. Crafted with few resources, as were done the movies in the good times of the Nouvelle Vague. Few resources in terms of few actors, few places where the scenes where recorded, no special effects, stunts, wreckage etc, and at the same time, an outstanding existential weight. Existential weight in the sens that each minute in the film is meaningful and cannot be lost. Ricardo Darin is again a great actor. Muriel Santa Ana inspires beauty and sensuality being very simple all the time. Ignacio Huang is dramatic in spite that no one understand what he says. In short, a film which suggests that it is good to plan some place for wisdom in our lives.


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