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Whisky (2004)

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 »

Also Known As:

Hymyä huuleen See more »

Filming Locations:

Montevideo, Uruguay See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color (Cinecolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Juan Pablo Rebella's last film. See more »

Quotes

[having breakfast]
Herman Koller: [to break silence] Marta... Is it spelled with "h"?
Marta Acuña: No, with no "h".
Herman Koller: Sure, otherwise it'd be "Martha".
[They briefly laugh]
Herman Koller: And your last name?
Marta Acuña: Acuña... with no "h".
Herman Koller: [giggles] Ok. "Martha Hacuña".
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The psychology of failure
23 December 2008 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

A struggling Uruguayan businessman persuades his equally unglamourous assistant to pretend to be his wife in order to impress his estranged brother. If this conjures up thoughts of 'The Birdcage', or you imagine a riotous South American carnival of a film, you'd best prepare yourself otherwise, for 'Whisky' is characterised by almost exaggeratedly understated acting and a bone dry humour;, and its real subject matter is the psychology of failure. At start, it feels slow, but as one gets used to the characters, one sees more of the joke and sadness in the subtle plot. There are some resemblances to early Jarmusch, but even so, it's questionable whether one can make a wholly successful movie when quite so little explicit happens. In Uruguay, incidentally, they say "whisky" instead of "cheese" when a photograph is taken; but the deeper meaning of the film's title remains elusive at its end.


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