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Un cuento chino
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Release Date:
24 March 2011 (Argentina) See more »
In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store.... See more » | Add synopsis »
11 wins & 18 nominations See more »
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  (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
Oriel Pérez .... props
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
Pablo Bernst .... electrician
Fernando Blanc .... focus puller
Miguel Caram .... additional camera operator
Gaston Guisado .... second camera operator
Gabriel Kerbs .... electrician (additional)
Germán Lorenzo .... camera: making of
Diego Mendizábal .... second assistant camera
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
Agustin Bossi .... making of
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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Argentina:93 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | France:U | Germany:12 | Norway:11 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Excellent movie!, 4 October 2011
Author: leoschu from São Paulo, Brazil

I need to say that Argentine cinema is surprising me more and more at each movie I watch. They are decades ahead of us here in Brazil. Not that we don't ever produce good works.

A rich cast and a good script makes Un cuento chino a excellent option to amuse you at any time, being you alone and sad or laughing with friends.

Trust me, the jokes and the faces are priceless. Ricardo Darín is at his best form, doing what he is best of. His character, Roberto, is an slang disturbed man. He owns a ironware store where he always counts hot many bolts are in the box, so he is not cheated. He turn off the lights every day at 23 pm, etc. One day he is sitting there near the airport, watching the planes takin' off, drinking his beer when this china is thrown off a moving cab. Roberto decide to help the poor boy and, since then, their lives will suffer some changes.

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