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A delightful deadpan comedy about the accidental couple Jacobo and Marta, who work in the sock factory owned by Jacobo. 

A delightful deadpan comedy about the accidental couple Jacobo and Marta, who work in the sock factory owned by Jacobo. 

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Whisky, winner of the Fipresci and Prix Original Regard Awards in Cannes last year, is an international critics’ hit and marked a turning point for Latin American Films on the international art house circuit. Made with the scarce means available for low budget productions in Uruguay, it is a delightful deadpan comedy about the accidental couple Jacobo and Marta, who work in the sock factory owned by Jacobo. Day in, day out, they work together and follow the same gloomy routine, not mentioning their private lives.

But one day, Jacobo's routine is threatened by an unexpected visit from his estranged brother Herman, who has been living abroad for years. The two brothers have not had much contact, but now Herman feels the urge to get involved with placing a gravestone for their mother. Preferring to lie rather than admit his bachelorhood to his married brother, Jacobo asks his mousy assistant Marta to act as his wife. She agrees and poses with Jacobo for photos (‘whisky’ is the Uruguayan equivalent of ‘say cheese’) to decorate the walls of his bachelor apartment, and the three relative strangers try to overcome the awkward situation. Fun-loving Herman suggests a seaside trip for the quirky trio, but the good times are minimal, until Marta starts to express herself and develops a will of her own. In the meantime, Jacobo also comes out of his shell to gamble his future on the roulette table.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 'Making of' documentary
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Director biographies

Whisky, winner of the Fipresci and Prix Original Regard Awards in Cannes last year, is an international critics’ hit and marked a turning point for Latin American Films on the international art house circuit. Made with the scarce means available for low budget productions in Uruguay, it is a delightful deadpan comedy about the accidental couple Jacobo and Marta, who work in the sock factory owned by Jacobo. Day in, day out, they work together and follow the same gloomy routine, not mentioning their private lives.

But one day, Jacobo's routine is threatened by an unexpected visit from his estranged brother Herman, who has been living abroad for years. The two brothers have not had much contact, but now Herman feels the urge to get involved with placing a gravestone for their mother. Preferring to lie rather than admit his bachelorhood to his married brother, Jacobo asks his mousy assistant Marta to act as his wife. She agrees and poses with Jacobo for photos (‘whisky’ is the Uruguayan equivalent of ‘say cheese’) to decorate the walls of his bachelor apartment, and the three relative strangers try to overcome the awkward situation. Fun-loving Herman suggests a seaside trip for the quirky trio, but the good times are minimal, until Marta starts to express herself and develops a will of her own. In the meantime, Jacobo also comes out of his shell to gamble his future on the roulette table.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 'Making of' documentary
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Director biographies

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5021866306308
Catalogue Number ART306DVD
Subtitle a film by Juan Pablo Rebella & Pablo Stoll
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2004
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Artificial Eye
Countries Uruguay/Spain/Germany/Argentina
Aspect ratio Enhanced for widescreen TVs
Colour Colour
Sound Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English
Language(s) Spanish
Running time 91 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 15

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