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Chinese Take-Away (Un Cuento Chino)
Argentina/Spain / 2011 / 93 mins / In Spanish and Mandarin with English subtitles
Directed by Sebastián Borensztein
Awards: Winner, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina 2011, Best Film, Best Actor (Ricardo Darín), Best Supporting Actress (Muriel Santa Ana). Winner, Fantasporto 2012 Directors' Week Award, Best Director (Sebastián Borensztein); Winner, Goya Awards Best Iberoamerican Film
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 man 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 discovers that the place belonged to Jun's uncle who sold it three and half years ago. Roberto goes with Jun to the police station, to the Chinese 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 for Jun. He learns the dramatic story of his life. (Summary by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)