Gigante

Gigante

(Gigante)
Adrián Biniez / RA - ROU - D - NL, 2008
Spanish version / Czech and English subtitles, 84 min

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Jara is a shy and lonely, yet still threatening-looking 35-year-old whose work corresponds to his robust build: he’s a night watchman at a supermarket on the outskirts of Montevideo, in charge of monitoring surveillance cameras covering every corner of the building. Viewers might consider this gloomy giant a potential threat for the cleaning women and other female personnel, in that his cameras constantly record their every peccadillo. The life of the absent-minded guard runs its wary course until the moment when one of his monitors captures an image which reflects something he has always subconsciously been seeking... The director had this to say about the film: “I wanted to tear down the classic, customary model of the romantic comedy and show how an image of someone might grab hold of and dazzle a person, how they suddenly begin to notice how they look, and how finally they venture to make contact with that person. The film isn’t about the beginning of a relationship but about what comes before the beginning.”

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Official page, ČSFD.cz (70%), IMDB.com (6.9/10)

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