Sixteen-year-old Juan has had enough of his family – all the never ending problems and the rows – and so he leaps into the family car and takes off. His escape ends up on the edge of town when he drives the red racer into a telegraph pole. He rings home and his little brother Joaquin answers. Nothing has changed at home. Juan hangs up, and to repair the car he finds Don Heber, a latent paranoid mechanic who lives with his dog, Sica. The mechanic’s clever dog accompanies Juan on his search for a missing car part; once Juan has found it, Don can begin repairing the car. Before long, Juan and Sica find a spares dealer, where they find Lucia, a punk who may know all about punk music, but she knows absolutely nothing about panels, coolers and carburettors. And so they have to wait for someone who does know about these things. David, a teenager and kung-fu fan, turns out to be an expert in all things mechanical. In one single day the absurd and completely irreconcilable worlds of these people help Juan to understand that there are things that are as inevitable and inexplicable as death.
Fernando Eimbcke (born in 1970 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director and screenwriter. Fernando Eimbcke studied film direction at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos of the UNAM (1992–1996). He started his career directing music videoclips and short films. His feature debut in Mexican cinema was the 2004 Temporada de patos (Duck Season), which won several Film Festival awards including the Ariel Award for Best Film. His latest film, Lake Tahoe was received positively at the Berlin International Film Festival, winning two awards. —Wikipedia
Planos fixos, fades longos, poucas palavras, um roteiro com um humor seco que apresenta os personagens como seres esquisitos para depois voltar a eles e oferecer um novo olhar. Lake Tahoe, do mexicano… read review
Gran pelicula de Eimbcke, un gran paso adelante despues de “Temporada de Patos”; Aca las cosas estan muhcisimo mas trabajadas, todos los elementos (desde lo pictorico de la imagen hasta los conflictos… read review