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When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrés Pazos Andrés Pazos ... Jacobo Koller
Mirella Pascual ... Marta Acuña
Jorge Bolani Jorge Bolani ... Herman Koller
José Pedro Bujaruz José Pedro Bujaruz ... Don Ivan
Verónica Perrotta Verónica Perrotta ... Karina (Factory worker 1) (as Verónica Perrota)
Mariana Velazques Mariana Velazques ... Factory worker 2
Fernando Pereyra Fernando Pereyra ... Diariero
Nacho Mendy Nacho Mendy ... Foreign exchange teller (as Ignacio Mendy)
Jorge Temponi Jorge Temponi ... Foreign exchange teller
Antonio Baldomir Antonio Baldomir ... Sánchez
Francisca Barreira Francisca Barreira ... Young girl singer
Dumas Lerena Dumas Lerena ... Don Isaac
Carlos Colacce Carlos Colacce ... Bus Passenger
Daoiz Vila Daoiz Vila ... Bus Passenger
Cecilia Fernandez Cecilia Fernandez ... Bus Passenger
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When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with whom he has a prickly relationship. Written by Anonymous

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Uruguay | Argentina | Germany | Spain

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Spanish | Portuguese | Italian

Release Date:

10 December 2004 (Spain) See more »

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Hymyä huuleen See more »

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Montevideo, Uruguay See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Juan Pablo Rebella's last film. See more »

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Marta Acuña: Namreh Rellok.
Herman Koller: Come again?
Marta Acuña: Your name spelled backwards. Herman Köller.
Herman Koller: How is that?
Marta Acuña: Namreh Rellok.
Herman Koller: Huh! That's great. Say something else.
Marta Acuña: Like what?
Herman Koller: Um..."Hello, how are you?".
Marta Acuña: Olleh, woh era ouy?
Herman Koller: [laughs] That's great. Say "the sea is choppy".
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Emotion, nostalgia and a strong personality
21 November 2004 | by vboasSee all my reviews

The weather can get cold in Montevideo. Yet, some people's life down there may a lot of fun, but life is certainly not a piece of cake for Marta. She's working in a run down sock factory, she has no social life or family. When her boss, Don Jacobo, asks her to pose as his wife for a couple of days, while his brother Hernan visits him from Brazil, she accepts immediately.

This movie is subtle, and thoroughly enjoyable. The performance of the actors is simply incredible. Marta is a demure middle-aged woman who probably has not shared much love in her life. You can sense her burning desire to settle down and to share love and shelter with a man. Jacobo and Hernan are two brothers with opposite personalities. They have never talked to one another, and it is probably too late now. Each of them is clumsy and unintentionally cruel in his own special way. The two directors did an amazing work in the script. So little is said, or even shown, and so much can be felt about the characters (the two brothers who failed to deal with their emotions, about Marta and her life). The movie is also a chance to see some of Uruguay, particularly Montevideo and the seaside. A very nice break from Hollywood well-formated products. We'll wait for the new opus from these two young directors with great anticipation.


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