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"A Chinese Tale" is a comedy that chronicles a chance encounter between Robert (Ricardo Darin) and a Chinese named Jun (Huang Sheng Huang) who wanders lost through the city of Buenos Aires in search of his uncle, the only living relative who has . Robert meets in June at the time that the latter is thrown into the streets from inside a taxi after being assaulted by the driver and his henchmen. From then began a forced and strange coexistence between the two, because Roberto does not speak Chinese and Jun a word of Spanish.
¨I`ve got a Chinese guy living in my house who doesn`t speak a word of Spanish.¨
Ricardo Darín has starred in two of my favorite Argentine films: El Secreto de Sus Ojos and Nueve Reinas. Darín is a great actor and he has proved he can do very different roles and manage them well. In this film he plays a quiet grumpy and lonely man whose life turns around when an unexpected visitor changes his every day routine. Un Cuento Chino was written and directed by Sebastian Borensztein, a director I wasn’t familiar with until now. He has made a well crafted film by mixing the right amount of comedy with drama. The movie shines thanks to the original script…
Esta película me ha reconciliado con Ricardo Darín, desde Nueve Reinas no veía una peli suya que me gustara tanto. Muy divertida su relación con el chino extraviado, y con el resto del mundo, con el que esta siempre tan gruñón. Genial también el hobby del personaje, coleccionar noticias curiosas, se agradece que además no sólo las lea sino que las veamos en imagenes en forma de ensoñaciones del personaje. El final es redondo.
Ricardo Darín once again proves why he is deserving of being placed among the best contemporary actors anywhere. His control and gradual display of contained emotions is the whole show —both for dramatic and comedic effect— and for about an hour (the best part of this film) this small-scale set-up stays afloat. Despite being based on a real story, once the clichéd theme of connectedness in a big world begins to take over the proceedings (complete with meaningful coincidences), it falls apart, although director Sebastián Borensztein thankfully doesn't seem too interested in full melodrama. Lucio Godoy's music score, however, is curiously reminiscent of Bill Conti's work for Broadcast News, not its best aspect. For a film with a message, such…
Original, touching, funny, and charming, Un cuento chino is a film that presents just a few characters, but they were very well constructed, especially Roberto, the protagonist, who was played by Ricardo Darín in an absolutely wonderful performance. He's the main reason this little film works. It had solid writing, a fantastic story, and several memorable moments. Perhaps the ending was a bit disappointing, being too sentimental and predictable. Nonetheless, for the most part it was a real pleasure to watch.
Historia simple y entretenida de un chino perdido en argentina. Muy bien los 2 actores hablando sin entenderse.
A mi me ha gustado y no solo por Darin que lo borda, sino también por Muriel Santa Ana que hace un papel adorable, ambos tienen una gran química (aunque con Darin todas las actrices parecen tener una gran química), luego esta la parte de la comedia que me parece que funciona bien, la del drama que no esta mal, la de película romántica (ahí si se queda algo corta) y la de la critica al sistema (donde le pasan muy por encima pero tampoco lo veo como algo malo ya que no creo que sea la idea principal de la cinta).
Para mi un buen trabajo bastante ameno y agradable, aunque sin llegar al notable.
This is such a good film. Really enjoyable.
With one of the most unbelievable opening scenes that was actually a true event & spurned the idea for the film.
Ricardo Darín is such an actor & he is fantastic in this.
I'll be watching this again very soon.
Sencilla y chula.
La realidad supera a la ficción, por eso yo me quiero encontrar un chino para adoptar.
One of my favorite films of 2012.
Charming, often very moving comedy/drama hits a few predictable notes on its way towards a perfectly understated and utterly beguiling ending, but the performances keep even those moments from feeling too manufactured. Very, very funny in places as well.
Roberto is a man that collects strange histories from the newspaper. Jun is a chinese man that came to Argentina to find his relative. Jun is dropped from a cab and meets Roberto that is watching the air planes coming and going. Roberto decides to take Jun to his house and give shelter while the chinese embassy is finding his relative.
This is a funny movie that is not concerned with a lot of laughs, but with the situation between a grumpy man and a foreigner that came from the opposite side of globe.
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