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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.

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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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Fantastic indie film feel
22 July 2014 | by ZooomaSee all my reviews

A film from Uruguay about a stalker who is a gentle giant yet one tough mean hombre who just wants to love his fellow grocery store worker. But she doesn't really know he exists. Who doesn't know that story, right?! So he follows her. Yes, in America this is stalking and could get you hauled in for questioning by the police and possibly a restraining order. But in Montevideo in this movie it's sweet. We get a great performance from our lead actor, even if it's just through his actions that we get to feel him. It's not so much a dark and disturbing stalking story as it is a love story but far from the sappy romancey crap girls wanna drag you to the theater to pay twenty bucks to see. This has a fantastic indie film feel and how often do you get to see what Montevideo looks like?!

6.8 / 10 stars

--Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener


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