Dir: Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll|Uruguay / Argentina / Germany / Spain|2004|94 mins
"Life at the sock factory is a monotonous routine for owner Jacobo Koller, who shares a respectful - if distant - relationship with his employees, speaking for the most part only with his loyal assistant, Marta. This lackluster status quo is disturbed when Jacobo learns his younger brother Herman who feels guilty about missing their mother's funeral the year before, is arriving form Brazil for her gravestone-setting ceremony. Deriving most of its laughs from understatement rather than gags, Whisky is a very unconventional comedy reminiscent of the Kaurismaki brothers. The filmmaking is beautifully controlled and Rebella and Stoll are not afraid to set their own pace. The performances by the leads are outstanding and the tenderness the directors have for their characters is apparent; through Marta's self-realisation, they show us it is never too late to change one's life."Toronto Film Festival
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