Ricardo Darín plays Roberto, a gruff, anti-social loner who lords over his tiny hardware shop in Buenos Aires with a meticulous sense of control and routine. By chance, Roberto encounters a distressed, lost Chinese young man named Jun, a stowaway who has arrived with out-of-date information about a long-lost uncle. Annoyed but extending at least minimal human decency, Roberto tries to help Jun find his missing family. In the process, a story more bizarrely hilarious (and touching) than anything in Roberto’s carefully clipped newspaper articles begins to unfold, and a man’s precious, decades-old misanthropy undergoes a seriously comic siege.
- Director: Sebastián Borensztein
- Country: Argentina | Spain
- Genre: Drama | Comedy | Romance
- Year: 2012
- Run Time: 01:33:35
- imdb Score: 7.2/10 (3,060 votes)
- Language: Spanish | Mandarin
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa Ana and Ignacio Huang
Roger Ebert - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"Director Sebastián Borensztein arranges all of the clichés into a genuinely touching story that, with its themes of cultural conflict and language barriers, should resonate deeply with audiences."
Clara La Velle - NEW TIMES MIAMI
"Chinese Take-Away won the Argentinian Academy Award for Best Picture as well as the Goya Award for Best Latin American Film, amongst other prizes. The movie shows a drama with unexpected grace, and touches sensitive issues such as loneliness and human solidarity."
Pilar Ayuso - THE NEW HERALD
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina 2011
Best Film, Actor and Supporting Actress
Goya Awards 2012
Best Iberoamerican Film
Havana Film Festival 2011
Rome Int'l Film Festival 2011
Miami Int'l Film Festival 2012
Glasgow Film Festival 2012