Cine Las Americas Presents: CHINESE TAKEAWAY
|Starring||Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa Ana and Ignacio Huang|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
Roberto (Ricardo Darín) is a cranky loner. His methodical routine takes him from breakfast to his hardware store next-door to his house, to cooking dinner alone, to his collection of bizarre news stories from around the world. He goes to sleep exactly at eleven o'clock every night. He treats his customers and purveyors with disdain, and avoids yielding to the well meaning advances of Mari (Muriel Santa Ana), the only person who procures him. One of many Saturdays, after his habitual visit to the cemetery to bring flowers to his parents, Roberto crosses paths with Jun (Huang Sheng Huan), a Chinese migrant in a desperate situation to whom he reluctantly offers help and ends up taking in. Not used to sharing his life and limited by language barriers, Roberto struggles to help Jun, breaking the force of habit, unveiling ghosts from the past, and bringing to question the sense of his rituals. As the two men grow unlikely close to each other, they realize that life may sometimes be absurd, but that perhaps nothing happens out of sheer chance.