5/10. Great Peruvian deadpan humour. But: tediously slow cutting, a half-baked script, and terrible lighting decisions. The story centres on this moneylender's nearly windowless, rundown flat in Lima – dark walls, old furniture, etc. We get many long shots from inside this place, in an operatic aspect ratio. That's kind of interesting. But then the flat is also lit up like a TV studio. That just ruins it for me.
Una historia sencilla de un hombre sin vínculos emocionales que termina humanizándose a través de una serie de incidentes circunstanciales. Su estilo parco y sutil, por no decir minimalista, nos remite al cine de Bresson, Kaurismaki y Kitano. Un prometedor debut.
A subtle and well crafted dark comedy about a loan shark whose life is stuck in a rut until he finds a newborn baby abandoned in his bedroom, a product of a liason with a prostitute. Uses deadpan humor to shade its tale of redemption with humanity and understated emotion. An unexpected joy.