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Gigante (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 December 2009 (USA)
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A chronicle of a supermarket security guard's obsession with a late-shift janitor.

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Adrián Biniez

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Adrián Biniez (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Horacio Camandule ... Jara
Leonor Svarcas Leonor Svarcas ... Julia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ignacio Alcuri Ignacio Alcuri ... Empleado del Cibercafé
Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso ... Julio
Diego Artucio Diego Artucio ... Omar
Ariel Caldarelli Ariel Caldarelli ... Jaras Chef
Fabiana Charlo Fabiana Charlo ... Mariela
Andrés Gallo Andrés Gallo ... Fidel
Federico García Federico García ... Matías
Néstor Guzzini Néstor Guzzini ... Tomás
Esteban Lago Esteban Lago ... Gustavo
Leandro Lagos Leandro Lagos ... Tipo en el boliche
Ernesto Liotti Ernesto Liotti ... Danilo
Carlos Lissardy Carlos Lissardy ... Kennedy
Nacho Mendy Nacho Mendy ... Miguel
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In Montevideo, Jara works the graveyard shift monitoring security cameras at a supermarket. He's about 30, solitary, quiet, and big. He watches TV, likes heavy metal, and sometimes works as a bouncer at a disco. One night he notices one of the cleaning crew, Julia; he watches her via the cameras as she works, then follows some days as she goes to an Internet café, the beach, shopping, or the movies. He stays out of her sight and never talks to her. Thinking she may be hiding somewhere in the store with a male co-worker, Jarita breaks some rules and gets suspended. Then, while watching her one evening, she meets a man. What will Jara do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Džin See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,523, 1 January 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,542, 31 January 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Excellent performances in a calm, but intense story
25 April 2013 | by showdownSee all my reviews

The movie is about a huge, introverted, good-hearted young man named Jara, whose main job is night-guard at a big supermarket in Montevideo, Uruguay. On his lonesome and monotone night-shifts in the surveillance room staring at the monitors one night his attention is aroused by Julia, a young cleaning-woman, and bit by bit he falls in love with her. Unfortunately he is too timid to speak to her, so he just watches and even follows her at daytime (like some kind of guardian angel). What then underlies till the end of the movie is the crucial question: Will he be courageous enough to eventually speak to her and reveal his feelings? I found this movie refreshing, slow paced, realistic and romantic. I could very easily identify myself with Jara, because I also have problems to tell women who attract me my feelings. In my opinion the ending was satisfying, too. I recommend this movie to everyone who likes true, profound, subtle love stories about lonesome and timid people.


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