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- (UN CUENTO CHINO) 2011, Sebastián Borensztein, Argentina, 93 min. With Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa Ana “Beautifully shot...this is a film that will make audiences laugh out loud and also weep. It's an assured piece of work and well worth looking out for.” —Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film An imaginative blend of black humor, reluctant romance, fish-out-of-water comedy, and odd-couple buddy movie, CHINESE TAKE-AWAY provides another opportunity for Ricardo Darín (THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES, NINE QUEENS) to show why he is considered one of the best actors in the world today. In a characteristically underplayed but compelling performance, Darín plays a love-shy loner (despite the advances of the lovely Santa Ana) who firmly believes that life is meaningless until a series of outlandish coincidences makes him the unwilling protector of a clueless Chinese visitor (Ignacio Huang) trying to find his long-unseen uncle. J.R. Jones of the Chicago Reader praised “Darín’s magnetic presence and the breadth of Borensztein’s black humor.” In Spanish and Mandarin with English subtitles. DigiBeta video widescreen. (MR)
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