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‪25 watts

‪A film by Juan Pablo Rebella & Pablo Stoll

‪2001, Uruguay, Comedy/Drama, 92 min.

‪Starring: Daniel Hendler, Jorge Temponi, Alfonso Tort


‪In Spanish with English subtitles‬

‪Wednesday, Feb. 20, 8 pm – FREE‬

‪Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)‬

‪600 River St. [Map] – Tel: 512-974-3772‬


‪ ‬“A delightfully witty film, a wildly bizarre and often baffling work of comic invention that entertains at every turn.” – Ronan Doyle, NEXT PROJECTION

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Screens as part of the series “A decade of comedy in Latin American cinema” [Read more]


‪Three slackers in suburban Montevideo go about the weekend doing almost nothing. Leche (Daniel Hendler), worried about a foul premonition, should be studying for his Italian language exam, but is more concerned with hitting on his teacher; Javi (Jorge Temponi) can’t wait to get rid of his job announcing sales for the local convenience store from a car with a loudspeaker strapped to the roof; and Seba (Alfonso Tort) is mostly worried about what film he should rent from the local video store. No one has anything important to do, other than to survive the weekend.


Tres jóvenes del Montevideo suburbano pasan el fin de semana haciendo casi nada. Leche (Daniel Hendler), preocupado por una premonición que no huele nada bien, debe estudiar para su clase de italiano, pero está más ocupado en enamorar a la maestra; Javi (Jorge Temponi) no puede esperar a largarse de su trabajo anunciando ofertas por un altavoz desde el auto; y Seba (Alfonso Tort) está más preocupado acerca de cuál película conseguirá en la renta de video del barrio. Nadie tiene nada importante que hacer, además de sobrevivir el fin de semana.


About the directors

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Uruguayan filmmakers Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll’s film 25 Watts (2001) won a Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and a Coral Award at the Havana Film Festival. The duo collaborated once more to produce the critically acclaimed comedy Whisky (2004).



Filmography

2004 - Whisky
2001 - 25 watts


25 watts

2001. Uruguay, Comedy/Drama
92 min, S16mm, Black and White

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Cast‬

Daniel Hendler – Leche
Jorge Temponi – Javi
Alfonso Tort – Seba
Valentín Rivero – Hernán, a blond friend
Walter Reyno – Don Héctor, Javi's boss
Damián Barrera – Joselo, Héctor's son
César Herrera – Neighbor in elevator
Judith Anaya – Leche's grandmother
Federico Veiroj – Gerardito
Valeria Mendieta – María
Silvio Sielsky – Pitufo, the Guinness records freak
Claudio Martínez – Kiwi, young man with ball
Teresita González – Neighbor with chair
Roberto Suárez – Gepetto, the pizza man
Gonzalo Eyherabide – Sandía, the video club owner
Robert More – Rulo, a junkie
Carolina Presno – Beatriz
Nacho Mendy – Chopo, Rulo's friend
Leo Trincabelli – Menchaca, Rulo's friend
Luis Villasante – Waiter
Marcelo Ramón – Bouncer
Daniel Mella – Lalo, Beatriz' boyfriend

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Credits

Directed by Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
Written by Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
Producer: Fernando Epstein
Associate Producers: Patricia Boero, Ronald Melzer, Ana Resnizky de Orimian
Cinematography: Bárbara Álvarez
Editing: Fernando Epstein
Production Design: Gonzalo Delgado
Production Manager: Inés Peñagaricano
Sound: Sebastián Cerveñansky, Daniel Yafalián
Production Companies: Ctrl Z Films, Imágenes, Taxi Films


A Cinemateca Release

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