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Whisky [2004] [DVD]

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  • Actors: Andres Pazos, Mirella Pascual, Jorge Bolani
  • Directors: Pablo Stoll, Pablo Juan Rebella
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Artificial Eye
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Dec. 2005
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BH2U78
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,359 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Internationally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, Whisky is an intoxicating deadpan comedy reminiscent of the films of Aki Kaurismaki and Jim Jarmusch. Jacobo is a man of dull routine who arrives each day at his run-down sock factory at the same early hour as his faithful assistant, Marta. When his socially adept brother, Herman, pays an unexpected visit, the introverted Jacobo prefers to lie rather than admit his bachelor status, asking the dour but obliging Marta to pose as his wife. The ruse works well enough until Herman invites them on a seaside trip where the strain of the pretence and old sibling rivalries lead to a comically uncomfortable series of events. Featuring beautifully understated performances from Andres Pazos and Mirella Pascual as the mismatched couple, this eccentric, touching and minutely observed film drips with gloriously dry humour

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The routine banality of life amongst a trio of middle-aged Uruguayans may not strike you as being something that will have you splitting your sides with laughter, but my wife and I were often laughing out loud and wiping away the tears whilst watching Whisky.
Jacobo, the lonely owner of a small, dilapidated sock factory is faced with the prospect of a weekend visit from Herman, his more successful brother (who also makes socks) from Brazil. He asks his most loyal employee, Marta, to pretend to be his wife for the weekend, to fool his brother into thinking that he is not as lonely as he really his.
To be honest, on the surface, not much really happens in this film, which is actually a good thing. For it allows us to linger on the minutiae of stilted conversations, deadpan expressions and the general awkwardness that the trio have to endure, and which provided me with so much laughter.
However, underneath the surface, there is a lot more happening, as Marta awakens to the reality that life does not have to be so dull and constricting. Indeed, the abrupt ending leaves the audience with the question mark of really how much Marta has been affected by a few days in the presence of Jacobo’s more outgoing brother.
The three main characters will remind people of many mums and dads, aunts and uncles, work colleagues etc. for whom middle age has become a crushing, flat line endurance test, rather the “Second Youth” so often portrayed in the media. Whisky recognises this and deserves to be applauded for taking the risk that audiences will find middle-aged banality so upliftingly funny.
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This droll, deadpan comedy from Uruguay, clearly influenced by directors such as Jarmusch and Kaurismaki, is a real find. Directors Rebella (who killed himself shortly after this film was released) and Stoll, tell the story of two middle aged Jewish brothers. The elder brother has remained in Uruguay, running a decrepit sock factory, and acts bitter and resentful, feeling life has cheated on him. The younger, more easy going brother, has moved to Brazil, where he has raised a family and runs a successful textile factory in the Sao Paulo area. When their mother dies, the brother in Brazil returns to Uruguay for the funeral. So that his younger brother will not pity him, his older brethren asks a middle aged, somewhat plump employee to pretend to be with his wife when his brother returns (this plot point is not really very believable, but in the cinema you sort of accept it). There is little else plot wise to the movie, as the brothers and the fake wife tour some of the deserted, sunless beaches of Uruguay to kill time and to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with each other as well as to settle past scores. To those that thing South America is everywhere a tropical and exotic place, they might be surprised to see a movie that is somewhat reminiscent of the old Eastern Bloc movies (Uruguay is well to the south of the tropics, its climate is temperate, and is the least typically South American of Spanish speaking nations in the continent). In a way, this movie might be also be a metaphor of Uruguay, once a country that was called the Switzerland of South America for its democracy and progressivism, but that in the last few decades has seen a nasty military dictatorships, and some of its infrastructure and social capital run down. Funny, and quite moving.
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"Whisky" is firmly rooted in the "miserablist" genre of film- making alongside the works of, for example, Bela Tarr and the recent Turkish film, "Uzak". However it is not quite as impressive as these recent outstanding contributions to world cinema. Why ? Well, the cinematography is not as good and the storyline is not quite as compelling. "Whisky" captures the monotony and routine of everyday working life in a small business quite accurately and the film works well as a study of unrequited middle-aged love, as Marta (middle name downtrodden) fails repeatedly with her efforts to make factory owner Jacobo succumb to her charms. Jacobo actually emerges from this film as a bit of a legendary figure, not unlike Muzaffer Özdemir's Yusuf in "Uzak" ; he is ennui personified ,managing to look as equally bored attempting to fix blinds in his office as he does in an air hockey game with his brother or while sharing a hotel bedroom with Marta. He makes Geoffrey Palmer look perfectly chipper and that is no mean feat.
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