Un cuento chino (Chinese Take-Out) (2011)


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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Sebastián Borensztein
Aliwood Mediterraneo Producciones - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Un cuento chino (Chinese Take-Out)

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Darin and Huang are an acting dream team. The film has a heartwarming core shot through with black humor, as director Sebastian Borensztein re-creates the zany calamities recorded in Roberto's scrapbooks.

Full Review… | August 2, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It is hardly possible to suggest how involving this story becomes. One can see how it could have been a comedy, but this is no comedy.

Full Review… | June 1, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
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A touching,beguiling tale of two lost souls in Argentina.

Full Review… | June 27, 2012

Full Review… | January 27, 2012
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Un cuento chino (Chinese Take-Out)


A delightful film that is not only hilarious but also surprisingly touching, and it never succumbs to cheap melodrama, remaining believable all the time - even with such an odd premise. Also, Ricardo Darín is excellent as always, providing the story with some very funny moments.

Carlos Magalhăes

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