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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

Writer:

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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An authentic modern love story
22 May 2014 | by victor-marlierSee all my reviews

With few images and a strong impression of calm the director depicts how love can actually arise from a very simple relation. The simplicity of the characters is actually what make this relationship so beautiful. The shyness of the principle character is greatly interpreted and does match really well with the social context of Montevideo presented as a very quiet city. The movie relies mostly on the suspense regarding the expectation from the principle character on his love that he only sees through the glass of a modern and inhuman computer.

The movie depict really well the social context of Uruguay: it's a wonderful immersion in the city of Montevideo and a great opportunity to discover a wonderful country which cinema appears to be both pretty rare and developing a great artistic quality.


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