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Giant (2009)

Gigante (original title)
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.

Director:

Adrián Biniez

Writer:

Adrián Biniez (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Horacio Camandule ... Jara
Leonor Svarcas Leonor Svarcas ... Julia
Néstor Guzzini Néstor Guzzini ... Tomás
Federico García Federico García ... Matías
Fabiana Charlo Fabiana Charlo ... Mariela
Ernesto Liotti Ernesto Liotti ... Danilo
Diego Artucio Diego Artucio ... Omar
Carlos Lissardy Carlos Lissardy ... Kennedy (as Carlos María Lissardy)
Nacho Mendy Nacho Mendy ... Miguel
Augusto Peloso Augusto Peloso ... Rojas
Darío Peloso Darío Peloso ... Empleado
Andrés Gallo Andrés Gallo ... Fidel
Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso ... Julio
Esteban Lago Esteban Lago ... Gustavo
Rafael Sosa Zeballos Rafael Sosa Zeballos ... Roquero
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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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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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Džin See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$527,198
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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