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Un cuento chino
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Writer:
Sebastián Borensztein (written by)
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Release Date:
24 March 2011 (Argentina) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store.... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
11 wins & 18 nominations See more »
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(22 articles)
User Reviews:
You can't find destiny by yourself, it reaches you in a strange form. See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ricardo Darín ... Roberto
Muriel Santa Ana ... Mari

Ignacio Huang ... Jun
Enric Cambray ... Roberto as a Young Man (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
Derli Prada ... Proveedor 1
Pablo Seijo ... Cliente 1

Directed by
Sebastián Borensztein 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sebastián Borensztein  written by

Produced by
Daniela Alvarado .... delegate producer
Mariela Besuievsky .... executive producer
Pablo Bossi .... producer
Juan Pablo Buscarini .... producer
Isabel García Peralta .... co-producer
Gerardo Herrero .... producer
Axel Kuschevatzky .... producer
Marcelo La Torre .... line producer
Carlos Mentasti .... associate producer
Ben Odell .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lucio Godoy (original music by)
 
Cinematography by
Rodrigo Pulpeiro  (as Rolo Pulpeiro)
 
Film Editing by
Pablo Barbieri Carrera 
Fernando Pardo 
 
Art Direction by
Laura Musso 
 
Set Decoration by
Laura Musso 
 
Makeup Department
Kenyar Padilla .... hair stylist
Lucila Robirosa .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Josean Gómez .... production manager
Daniel Martínez .... post-production manager
Maria Vacas .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angie Paúl .... second assistant director (as Angie Paul)
Jaume Quiles .... second assistant director
Maria Alejandra Uz .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ángel Sarrión .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Vicente D'Elia .... sound mixer
Eduardo Esquide .... sound
Diego Garrido .... sound re-recording mixer
Mario González .... mixer assistant
Sergio González .... assistant sound editor
Felix Rost .... adr recordist
Carlos Schmukler .... supervising sound editor
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
 
Visual Effects by
Patricio Barreiro .... digital compositor
Juan Jose Elias .... visual effects supervisor
Pablo F. Molina .... visual effects artist
Mariela Nussembaum .... compositor
Ferran Piquer .... digital intermediate supervisor
Alejandro Valente .... post production director
Alejandro Valente .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fernando Blanc .... focus puller
Miguel Caram .... additional camera operator
Gaston Guisado .... second camera operator
Gabriel Kerbs .... electrician (additional)
Germán Lorenzo .... camera: making of
Sergio Piñeyro .... gaffer
Javier Portabales .... electrician
Jorge Coki Tristán .... key grip
Gustavo Triviño .... steadicam operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alejandra Albert .... seamstress assistant
Angela Ortuño .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Laura Giménez .... assistant editor
Sanchez Nerina .... colorist
Sanchez Nerina .... on-line editor
Nerina Sanchez .... colorist
Nerina Sanchez .... on-line editor
Virginia Vallés .... assistant on-line editor
 
Music Department
Dario Eskenazi .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Avelina Prat .... script supervisor
Aitana Sánchez .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Un cuento chino" - Argentina (original title)
"Chinese Take-Away" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | France:U | Germany:12 | Norway:11 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)

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You can't find destiny by yourself, it reaches you in a strange form., 20 June 2014
Author: Reno Rangan from Somewhere

An Argentinian dark comedy that has one of the most known faces, from that region, Ricardo Darin. Last time I saw him was in 'XXY' a couple of years ago. Given an impressive performance for that rare subject and here he has done it once again. As I believed most people won't appreciate this piece of art, but I loved it. It was one of the kind, but you will get similar themes which are more commercialised than realistic narration.

The story follows when Roberto, a hardware shop owner accidentally meets a foreigner. After seeing the stranger's poor condition he offers the help, but it seems to never go to succeed which finally ends in his head. They both speak different languages and won't understand each other a single word. Miraculously, they manage to leave all the odds behind and try to find a way to solve it. Roberto is a man who wants to be left alone, so he makes a deadline for their quest. Whether it ends successfully or not is unfolds in the remains.

''There are two things I notice very quickly in people: Integrity and suffering. And you have them both''

I am not sure whether it was based on the real story. Definitely it would have happened some corner of the earth's surface that the film crew is not aware of it. I am not sure either I watched a Spanish movie or Mandarin because in the movie they both equally shared. It was truly an inspiring and meaningful characteristic drama of actuality. The struggle of either of the characters was demonstrated very practically. The presentation was so casual with the feel of intense events.

Musics were excellent in most of the parts, especially in the end scene it excelled. The movie had many momentum that is left to the viewers to discover themselves in what they are seeing like why these two are brought together. For that, the final scene clearly described. Yeah that part alone uplifts as much what rest of the movie attempted to disclose. If you were not heard it then okay to miss, after reading my review, you should not miss. Remember, it is not for entertainment, more like a study material on characters and to face the unprepared circumstances.

8.5/10

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