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.
This is my first Uruguayan movie, and I'd say it was a positive experience. I don't go for downplayed drama much anymore, but I was taken in by this one's charm. The premise is simple, and the acting and the cinematography are very natural, which helps pull you through the creepier aspects of the setup to connect with the main character and his plight. I was rooting for him in the end. Very sweet film.
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.
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.
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.
Charming addition to the genre of surveillance films. I found the story and characters strong and interesting, and the film had a heartfelt warmth. Of course, ymmv when it comes to the stalking element, understandably. The most notable element of this film, for me, is the brilliance of its colors. It can be hard to capture the muted, swirling technicolors of contemporary life, but Gigante does it beautifully.
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.