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25 Watts (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 1 June 2001 (Uruguay)
24 hours in the life of three street youths in Montevideo.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Hendler ... Leche
Jorge Temponi Jorge Temponi ... Javi
Alfonso Tort Alfonso Tort ... Seba
Valentín Rivero Valentín Rivero ... Hernán, a blond friend
Walter Reyno Walter Reyno ... Don Héctor, Javi's boss
Damián Barrera Damián Barrera ... Joselo, Héctor's son
César Herrera César Herrera ... Neighbor in elevator
Judith Anaya Judith Anaya ... Leche's grandmother
Federico Veiroj Federico Veiroj ... Gerardito
Valeria Mendieta Valeria Mendieta ... María
Silvio Sielsky Silvio Sielsky ... Pitufo, the Guinness records freak
Claudia Martínez Claudia Martínez ... Kiwi, young man with ball
Teresita González Teresita González ... Neighbor with chair
Roberto Suárez Roberto Suárez ... Gepetto, the pizza man
Gonzalo Eyherabide Gonzalo Eyherabide ... Sandía, the video club owner
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The story is about three young boys, Leche, Javi and Seba, of Montevideo trying to survive to the Sunday. They have lots of problems involving studies, girls, and the only thing that they do is drink, sleep or find strange people like a crazy delivery boy, a retarded, a drug addict and a philosophical video renter. Written by Juan Belo <belocine@yahoo.com>

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Un barrio. Tres pibes. Veinticuatro horas.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Uruguay

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 June 2001 (Uruguay) See more »

Also Known As:

25 vátios See more »

Filming Locations:

Uruguay

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital
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Slackers from Uruguay
7 August 2008 | by Andy-296See all my reviews

This very low budget Uruguayan movie, shot in black and white, and somewhat reminiscent of the films of Jim Jarmusch, tells the story of the aimless adventures of a group of men in their early twenties in Montevideo. None of them studies, a few of them held to crappy jobs, and their success with women is, much to their chagrin, virtually nil. There is not much to do for them but to kill time around the city with various antics. This is shot not as a drama, but as a comedy, which seems to me to be the right decision. If there is a theme to this movie (and this is clearly not a "message" movie) is the lack of meaningful projects for the youth of Uruguay (particularly its males). A useful comparison is with an Argentine movie called 76-89-03, but that film was more corrosive and politically incorrect, and therefore was far more controversial. The directors, Rebella and Stoll, made another film a few years later, Whisky, that it was more polished and mature, and dealt with the hopelessness not of the youth of Uruguay but of its middle aged people. Soon after Whisky, Rebella killed himself with a shotgun, so we don't know whether he would have graduated to a major or important director. A good film, overall.


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