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Chinese Take-Away ()

Un cuento chino (original title)
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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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Roberto
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Jun
Carolina Hsu ...
Li
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Mari
Pablo Seijo ...
Cliente 1
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Leonel
Derli Prada ...
Proveedor 1
Joaquín Bouzas ...
Cliente 2
Gustavo Comini ...
Chofer volquete
Pochi Ducasse ...
Doña Amelia
Liliana Cuomo ...
Vendedora flores
Claudio Torres ...
Rotisero
Sebastián Codega ...
Suboficial policía
Yu Sheng Liao ...
Funcionario chino
Eduardo Jin Lin ...
Cajero local chino
Wang Heng ...
Empleado local
Vivian El Jaber ...
Rosa (as Vivian Jaber)
Enric Cambray ...
Roberto joven (as Enric Rodríguez Cambray)
Alejandro Acuña ...
Compañero trinchera
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Oficial inglés 1
Germán Rodríguez ...
Oficial saca pozo
Tony Fann ...
Luis delivery
Fernando Liu ...
Marcelo Cheng (chino joven)
Hir Chou Chen ...
Señor Quian (ciego)
Zhenghui Liu ...
Empleado embajada 1
Sebastián Hsu ...
Empleado embajada 2
Xari Lin ...
Ladrón chino 1 (piloto)
Fernando Liao ...
Ladrón chino 2 (copiloto)
Hung Chen Chang ...
Campesino chino 1
Bin Qu ...
Campesino chino 2
Berta Cubillo ...
Motorista
José Moledo ...
Barbero (sueño)
Raúl Martínez ...
Cliente barbería (sueño)
Julia Castelló Agulló ...
Amante coche - mujer (as Julia Castelló)
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Amante coche - hombre (as Francisco Javier Pinto)

Directed by

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Sebastián Borensztein

Written by

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Sebastián Borensztein ... (written by)

Produced by

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Daniela Alvarado ... delegate producer
Mariela Besuievsky ... executive producer
Pablo Bossi ... producer
Juan Pablo Buscarini ... producer
Isabel García Peralta ... co-producer
Gerardo Herrero ... producer
Axel Kuschevatzky ... producer
Marcelo La Torre ... line producer
Carlos Mentasti ... associate producer
Ben Odell ... producer

Music by

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Lucio Godoy ... (original music by)

Cinematography by

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Rodrigo Pulpeiro ... (as Rolo Pulpeiro)

Editing by

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Pablo Barbieri Carrera
Fernando Pardo

Editorial Department

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Beto Acevedo ... film lab supervisor
Laura Giménez ... assistant editor
Pedro Lozano ... post-production coordinator
Sanchez Nerina ... colorist / on-line editor
Nerina Sanchez ... colorist / on-line editor
Virginia Vallés ... assistant on-line editor

Production Design by

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Laura Musso

Art Direction by

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Laura Musso

Set Decoration by

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Laura Musso

Makeup Department

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Kenyar Padilla ... hair stylist
Antonia Pérez ... makeup artist
Lucila Robirosa ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Josean Gómez ... production manager
Daniel Martínez ... post-production manager
María Merediz ... post-production manager
Maria Vacas ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marlene Grinberg ... trainee assistant director
Angie Paúl ... second assistant director (as Angie Paul)
Jaume Quiles ... second assistant director
Alejandra Uz ... assistant director (as Maria Alejandra Uz)

Art Department

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Mario Jiménez ... props
Oriel Pérez ... props
Ángel Sarrión ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Vicente D'Elia ... sound mixer
Eduardo Esquide ... sound
Diego Garrido ... re-recording mixer
Mario González ... mixer assistant
Sergio González ... assistant sound editor
Felix Rost ... adr recordist
Carlos Schmukler ... supervising sound editor
Ricardo Viñas ... dolby sound consultant

Special Effects by

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Marcelo Firmano ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Patricio Barreiro ... digital compositor
Juan Jose Elias ... visual effects supervisor (as Juan Elias)
Lucía Guerra Diaz ... digital compositor
Joaquín García Mateos ... compositor (as Joaquin Garcia)
Juan Martin Miyagi ... 3d artist (as Juan Martón 'Yomi' Miyagi)
Pablo F. Molina ... 3d artist
Mariela Nussembaum ... compositor
Laura Pino ... digital compositor
Silvina Pino ... digital compositor
Ferran Piquer ... digital intermediate supervisor
Nerina Sanchez ... color grading Scratch / conform Scratch
Alejandro Valente ... post production director / visual effects supervisor
Virginia Vallés ... Scratch assistant

Stunts

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Marcelo Firmano ... stunt coordinator / stunt driver / stunt rigging coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pablo Bernst ... electrician
Fernando Blanc ... focus puller
Miguel Caram ... additional camera operator
Gaston Guisado ... second camera operator
Gabriel Kerbs ... electrician: additional
Germán Lorenzo ... camera: making of
María Fernanda Mallo ... first assistant camera: second unit (as Fernanda Mallo)
Diego Mendizábal ... second assistant camera
Alex Pastor ... video assist (as Alejandro Pastor)
Sergio Piñeyro ... gaffer
Javier Portabales ... electrician
Jorge Coki Tristán ... key grip
Gustavo Triviño ... steadicam operator
Sergio Vellisco ... electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alejandra Albert ... seamstress assistant
Angela O. Ibáñez ... wardrobe assistant

Music Department

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Dario Eskenazi ... composer: additional music / performer: piano
Eric Claus Kuschevatzky ... Trailer music (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Avelina Prat ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Agustin Bossi ... making of
Patricia Echevarría ... marketing director
Aitana Sánchez ... production coordinator

Thanks

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Clara Ambrosoni ... thanks
Pablo Barbieri Carrera ... thanks
Mariano Galperín ... thanks
Alejandro Lerner ... thanks
Sebastian Perillo ... thanks
Lucía Puenzo ... thanks
Eric Rovner ... thanks
Monica Slafman ... thanks
Verónica Tirone ... thanks
Lorena Ventimiglia ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Chinese Take-Away (World-wide, English title)
  • Chinese Take-Away (United States)
  • Chinese Take-Out (United Kingdom)
  • El Chino (France)
  • Chinese zum Mitnehmen (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

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Movie Connections Referenced in El episodio que va a contrarreloj (2011). See more »

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