Even when playing a role we are at the mercy of the self-imposed rules of playing our part well. Family might be the ones who remember the people we once were, but often that's just a reflection that we're more eager to avoid. Such is the sad nature of no one saying what they mean.
This is one of my all time favorite deadpan comedies, its simplicity is one its many virtues. It definitely builds on the promise of 25 Watts. Fans of Jim Jarmusch and Samuel Beckett should check this out. Descanse en paz, Juan Pablo Rebella.
Uruguay is like the Finland of South America, and Whisky is a work of Kaurismaki-an genius. Deadpan and all the funnier (and also sadder) because of it, Whisky is a gem with strong performances from the three leads. I like the fact that so many things are left unsaid and unexplained in the film, like the characters' lives extend far beyond the frame of the film, and that we're just spying on them for a few days.
This is the only Uruguayan film I've ever seen, and I saw it by chance (a filler between two screenings at some film festival I was attending) without knowing anything before the screening. It was such a joy to discover a funny & wonderful 'unknown' little film with the spirit and humour of Jacques Tati.
Ouikiiii ! Qu'on se le dise, c'est un film pour neurasthénique, dont la profonde dépression ne pourra que vous faire hurler de rire. Et en même temps, qu'elle finesse dans la perception des rapports humains, de la solitude et de l'égoïsme. On finit par voir qu'il reste encore un peu d'humanité dans ces robots asociaux que nous sommes tous.