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 heads to the spot with Jun and discover that the place belonged to Jun's uncle that sold it three and half years ago. Roberto goes with Jun to the police station, to the China's embassy and to a Chinese neighborhood to seek out his uncle but it is a fruitless search. Roberto lodges Jun in his house and after a series of incidents, he finds a delivery boy to translate Jun and he learns the dramatic story of his life.
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Ricardo Darín
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Critic Reviews for Un cuento chino (Chinese Take-Out)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

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… | May 31, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
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A touching,beguiling tale of two lost souls in Argentina.

Full Review… | June 27, 2012

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Full Review… | January 26, 2012
Eye for Film

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

I loved this movie! It is funny and touching and Richardo Darin is brilliant as allways! I promise this is a feel good movie of the best sort. It plays in Buenos Aires as an added bonus and I sure loved listening to Spanish Argentia style!

Cecilia Schnueriger
Cecilia Schnueriger

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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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A simple, well written Argentinean film starring the one and only Ricardo Darin. The performances are natural, the cinematography crisp, and the story is fresh. The Chinese actor in particular is really good. It's no where near as epic as "El Secreto De Sus Ojos", but it's a fine film nonetheless.

Andrew Velasco
Andrew Velasco

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