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CHINESE TAKE-AWAY

by Sebastián Borensztein

synopsis

For over 20 years, introverted hardware store owner Roberto has lived virtually shut off from the outside world after surviving a dramatic event that marked him profoundly. He has a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese man who speaks no Spanish, who has just arrived in Argentina looking for his only living relative, an uncle. Unable to just leave him, Roberto takes him in. Their unusual cohabitation helps Roberto bring an end to his terrible loneliness, but not without revealing to the impassive yet tender Jun that destiny';s intersections are many and they can even divulge the film';s surreal opening sequence: a brindled cow falling from the sky.

international title: Chinese Take-Away
original title: Un cuento chino
country: Spain
sales agent: Latido Films
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Sebastián Borensztein
film run: 90'
release date: ES 17/06/2011, DE 05/01/2012, FR 08/02/2012, IT 23/03/2012, NO 30/03/2012, PT 24/05/2012, PL 26/10/2012
screenplay: Sebastián Borensztein
cast: Ricardo Darín, Huang Sheng Huang, Muriel Santa Ana, Enric Rodríguez, Iván Romanelli
cinematography by: Rodrigo Pulpeiro
film editing: Fernando Pardo, Pablo Barbieri Carrera
art director: Laura Musso, Valeria Ambrossio
music: Lucio Godoy
producer: Ferardo Herrero, Juan Pablo Buscarini, Pablo Bossi, Isabel García Peralta
production: Tornasol Films, Castafiore Films, Aliwood Mediterráneo Producciones, Pampa Films (AR)
backing: Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA), Televisión Federal (Telefe), Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA), Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO)
distributor: Alta Films, Archibald Entreprise Film SRL, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Eurozoom, Aurora Films
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