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Un Certain Regard
Directed by :
Juan Pablo REBELLA
, Pablo STOLL
Year of production : 2004
Country : URUGUAY, ARGENTINA, SPAIN, GERMANY Length : 100 minutes
Prix du Regard Original , 2004
Montevideo, Uruguay. Jacobo, a 60-year-old man, lives alone since the death of his mother, of whom he took care up to her last day. All he has in life is a humble sock factory about to go out of business.
Marta, 48, Jacobo’s right hand, has worked for him for twenty years. She is the most experienced employee, an acting supervisor who also assumes other tasks, such as keeping Jacobo out of trouble. Over the years, they have developed a relationship of mutual dependence. Neither of them could live without the other. Nonetheless, their day to day relationship seems cold.
Jacobo never talks to Marta about anything other than business matters. She tried to change that for some time but then gave up, resigned.
Herman, 55, is Jacobo’s younger brother. He is married, has two daughters and a pr
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