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Whisky (2004)




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Movie Info

After Jacobo's mother dies, he is left with only his humble sock factory that is about to go out of business. When his competitive brother Herman comes to visit, Jacobo enlists his co-worker Marta to pretend to be his wife.
Art House & International , Comedy
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Andrés Pazos
as Jacobo Koller
Mirella Pascual
as Marta Acuna
Jorge Bolani
as Herman Koller
Ana Katz
as Graciela
Daniel Hendler
as Martín
Mariana Velazques
as Factory worker #2
Dumas Lerena
as Don Isaac
Alfonso Tort
as Juan Carlos
Francisca Barreira
as Young girl singer
Antonio Baldomir
as Sánchez
Carlos Colacce
as Bus Passenger #1
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Critic Reviews for Whisky

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

A fine film of few words and very little motion.

Full Review… | March 4, 2005
Boston Globe
Top Critic

A deadpan comedy shot through with a vein of despair, the Uruguayan film Whisky is a pint-size pleasure.

Full Review… | March 3, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

With its intentional pacing and spare but precise dialogue, Whisky works up a unique mood that's languorous yet exhilarating.

February 4, 2005
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Slyly appealing.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

directors Stoll and Rebella have taken a potentially farcical triangle and built from it a bleak meditation on twilit lives and lost opportunities.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Eye for Film

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.

Full Review… | May 4, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Whisky


Similarly to Gigante (another movie from Uruguay), "less is more" approach works extremely well here. Not sure why it's labeled as comedy, to me it seemed more of a subtly humorous low-key drama. The story relies on the cast's wonderfully understated performances, and the simplicity is misleading: in the end it's left up to the viewer to draw conclusions, and this movie may stay in your head for days after you watch it.

Gabriel Knight
Gabriel Knight

One of these days someone is going to create a parody of this type of film. Despite good acting, good camera angles, and good writing, this genre is boring. I feel like I've seen a dozen blah movies of this type already - two people who haven't seen each other in years because of an irrelevant geographical separation come together for a meeting originally for a purpose of similar irrelevance and maybe achieve a greater understanding and relationship...yawn. I can relate to the experience - everyone can - and it's almost as boring when it happens to people who don't make movies. I mean, if you're not going to have a unique camera style or use special effects or have entertaining dialog, you could at least tell a story we all haven't heard before.

David Shazbot
David Shazbot

One for me too please

Wahida K
Wahida K

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