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Directors Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll co-helm the contemporary black comedy Whisky, set in Montevideo, Uruguay. An exercise in straight-faced humor laced with absurdly funny -- yet instantly recognizable -- characters and situations, Whisky travels into the world of Jacobo (Andres Pazos), the owner and proprietor of a sock factory. Trapped in a prison of day-to-day loneliness, Jacobo finds his world turned onto its ear when his freewheeling, toothy-grinned (and infinitely more successful)
Oct 12, 2004 Limited
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A deadpan comedy shot through with a vein of despair, the Uruguayan film Whisky is a pint-size pleasure.
With its intentional pacing and spare but precise dialogue, Whisky works up a unique mood that's languorous yet exhilarating.
directors Stoll and Rebella have taken a potentially farcical triangle and built from it a bleak meditation on twilit lives and lost opportunities.
This low-key tale, by sophomore Uruguayan filmmakers Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll, takes its wry look at the lives of three average people with a straight face.
The filmmakers are incredibly adept at relaying so very much almost imperceptibly.
Bonedry but deeply involving film about marginal characters in Montevideo, Uruguay
Takes a wry and observant look at human interaction. And along the way it subtly pokes fun at the machismo in Latino society.
The film's measured pace may put off impatient viewers, but the brilliantly underplayed ending is worth the wait.
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