Gigante (2009)

A supermarket security guard forms a powerful fixation on the pretty cleaning woman who scrubs the aisles during the graveyard shift in this deeply personal tale of obsession and voyeurism from first-time feature filmmaker Adrian Biniez.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 4, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

As with the recent Chilean comedy The Maid, Gigante is a sharply acted piece that presents to the audience several forks in the road by which the main character could choose either to escalate matters, or not.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

A spin on all the recent films utilizing video and found footage, this comedy from Uruguay has more than a few sweet, well-observed moments.

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Sean Axmaker

This is a small film with a big heart, filled with quirky details and likable characters.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Going to the movies is, at some level, pure voyeurism -- if they involve people, that is. Transformers don't count. I admire films that consist only or in large part of watching.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

An appealing, gently comedic prologue to a love story.

Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Engagement with this film requires patience and hinges on the performance of Camandule.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

In his feature debut, Biniez could easily be setting in motion a familiar, suspenseful stalker thriller, but thankfully he is much more concerned with exploring the workings of the human heart with a touch of wistfulness and a dash of humor.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

With potentially lethargic materials, Biniez has made a quiet, intent, involving film, a moony-innocent urban alienation fairy tale of bashful ogre and village beauty--and it never quite crests.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Well-conceived but slight character study of a voyeur we could empathize with.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In his spare time, Jara(Horacio Camandule) babysits his nephew Matias(Federico Garcia). Actually, it's more like they just hang out and play video games… More
Mark Abell
A quiet, slow-paced tale of a gentle giant who becomes obsessed with a girl at work. Jara (Horacio Camadule) is a night shift security guard for a giant… More