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Chinese Take-Out (Un cuento chino)2011

Chinese Take-Out (Un cuento chino) (2011)



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In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store. Roberto collects bizarre worldwide news in an album as a hobby and his acquaintance Mari has an unrequited love for him, but Roberto is always evasive. One day, Roberto sees a Chinese named Jun being expelled from a taxi while he is watching the landing of airplanes in the airport and he helps the man to stand up. Jun does not speak Spanish and shows a tattoo with an address on his arm. Roberto heads to the spot with Jun and discover that the place belonged to Jun's uncle that sold it three and half years ago. Roberto goes with Jun to the police station, to the China's embassy and to a Chinese neighborhood to seek out his uncle but it is a fruitless search. Roberto lodges Jun in his house and after a series of incidents, he finds a delivery boy to translate Jun and he learns the dramatic story of his life.

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Critic Reviews for Chinese Take-Out (Un cuento chino)

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

It's fun-enough to watch, but it's nothing more than that, even though it seems to want to be.

September 20, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This is a superb human comedy.

August 30, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A film about repression and constraint that keeps its emotional range carefully under control.

August 30, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Truth is certainly stranger than fiction, it seems.

August 30, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5

It is hardly possible to suggest how involving this story becomes. One can see how it could have been a comedy, but this is no comedy.

June 1, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

This sweet little tragicomedy about life's absurdities plays out as a buddy movie in which two damaged men from opposite sides of the world find unexpected common ground.

September 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chinese Take-Out (Un cuento chino)


A delightful film that is not only hilarious but also surprisingly touching, and it never succumbs to cheap melodrama, remaining believable all the time - even with such an odd premise. Also, Ricardo Darín is excellent as always, providing the story with some very funny moments.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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