Spanish Film Club: Chinese Take Away

Nov 5, 2013, 6:00 PM
Marsh 16

The last film in the Spanish Film Club series, "Chinese Take Away" is the unlikely story of an antisocial loner who takes in a Chinese man who is searching Argentina for his last living relative.


Sebastián Borensztein / Argentina / Spain / 98 min / 2012 / Spanish with English subtitles

6 p.m. Marsh 216

Argentina's national treasure, Ricardo Darín, plays Roberto, a gruff, anti-social loner who lords over his tiny hardware shop in Buenos Aires with a meticulous sense of control and routine, barely allowing for the slightest of customer foibles. After a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese man who has arrived in Argentina looking for his only living relative, Roberto takes him in. Their unusual cohabitation helps Roberto bring an end to his loneliness, but not without revealing to the impassive Jun that destiny's intersections are many and they can even divulge the film's surreal opening sequence: a brindled cow falling from the sky. 

In collaboration with Pacific Spanish Club, PUMA Film Club, the Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Center for Languages and International Collaboration.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, Spain-USA Foundation, and the Elise Elliott Academic Initiatives Fund of Pacific University. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

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