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Chinese Take-Out (2011)

Un cuento chino (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 24 March 2011 (Argentina)
A well-ordered hardware store owner in Buenos Aires will see his life turn upside down when he helps a stranded Chinese man who doesn't speak a word of Spanish find his uncle in the bustling city. But can this coexistence bear fruit?
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Roberto
Ignacio Huang ... Jun
Carolina Hsu Carolina Hsu ... Li
Muriel Santa Ana ... Mari
Pablo Seijo Pablo Seijo ... Cliente 1
Iván Romanelli ... Leonel
Derli Prada Derli Prada ... Proveedor 1
Joaquín Bouzas Joaquín Bouzas ... Cliente 2
Gustavo Comini Gustavo Comini ... Chofer volquete
Pochi Ducasse Pochi Ducasse ... Doña Amelia
Liliana Cuomo Liliana Cuomo ... Vendedora flores
Claudio Torres Claudio Torres ... Rotisero
Sebastián Codega Sebastián Codega ... Suboficial policía
Yu Sheng Liao Yu Sheng Liao ... Funcionario chino
Eduardo Jin Lin Eduardo Jin Lin ... Cajero local chino


In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store. Roberto collects bizarre worldwide news in an album as a hobby and his acquaintance Mari has an unrequited love for him, but Roberto is always evasive. One day, Roberto sees a Chinese named Jun being expelled from a taxi while he is watching the landing of airplanes in the airport and he helps the man to stand up. Jun does not speak Spanish and shows a tattoo with an address on his arm. Roberto heads to the spot with Jun and discover that the place belonged to Jun's uncle that sold it three and half years ago. Roberto goes with Jun to the police station, to the China's embassy and to a Chinese neighborhood to seek out his uncle but it is a fruitless search. Roberto lodges Jun in his house and after a series of incidents, he finds a delivery boy to translate Jun and he learns the dramatic story of his life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Drama


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Puta que me parió !
20 July 2011 | by lucasurfSee all my reviews

Awesome Argentine movie, freaking hilarious !!

From the beginning to the end, excellent and funny jokes...the much the time passes more funny the jokes get. The Chinese guy makes you LOL all the time...the Argentine guy is really funny, and the story itself is comical amusing and very entertaining.

The story is about rare and freakish events that may happen to anyone anytime.

Watch it and you'll know what i'm talking about.

Be ready to have an awesome time and entertain your self with a really great comedy !!!

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Release Date:

24 March 2011 (Argentina) See more »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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