Security guard Jara falls in love as he supervises staff through the closed-circuit cameras at a supermarket. First voyeur, then guardian angel, he finds that the cleaning woman has captured his heart.
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The film begins about as slowly as Jara's life. But as it progresses we became more interested in Jara's actions, lonely life and his shy approach to love. While a good part of the film is spent viewing the scenes from the a blue-hued computer monitor, the lively scenes in between work shifts are entertaining and vibrant enough to make up for it. I would recommend watching this unique film.
YOU ARE UNDER SURVEILLANCE. You are being watched, at work, at the cash register, when you are at your computer. Because you are a potential criminal. Perhaps you question the sanctity of corporate property, or the authority of the corporate state, or the validity of laws made by the rich to govern the poor. Wherever you go, whatever you do, you are being watched and all your communications and keystrokes recorded.
This tickled me so! (though it'd be rather creepy in real life). Camandule's performance is a tour de force, but there is one other element I found equally satisfying - the cinematography. There were some really fantastic shots in Gigante, which make me wonder if Arauco Hernández Holz has a background in still photography.
He should be the good guy. But he is a stalker. A good stalker. It is shyness, but the guy slowly developed an obsession for tht lady, and this film could have easily been turned into a horror thriller movie. But there is not. There is calmness, and shyness from both sides, and a lot of melancholy trapped in a body of a "giant". Biniez creates some great "normal" everyday portraits. Though Medianeras is way better.
A sweet little film about a stalker security guard and his furtively observed object of desire. Horacio Camandule is perfect as the metal loving behemoth man-child. Despite the light-hearted approach, the subject matter itself lends much of this a tinge of creep that thankfully is dissipated by the warm sandy ending.
Delightful!! Great Character that kept me intrigued throughout. Really dig these simple character driven stories. As we watch Jara observe the world through surveillance it felt like we were also surveilling Jara during his daily routines. Great little film.