As a middle-aged curmudgeon in Argentina, Roberto lives like clockwork with only his little eccentricities to keep him company until an offhand act of goodwill brings a lost Chinese man into his life. Transcending a stark language barrier, the men forge a bond, and Roberto discovers the joy of human relationships. Some themes verge on the trite, but the story flows well and is entertainingly peppered with Spanish swearwords.
Un cuento chino (Chinese zum Mitnehmen) | Directed by Sebastián Borensztein (Argentina, Spain 2011) with Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa Ana, Ignacio Huang. Starts January 5