By Adrián BINIEZ

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Drama - Completed 2009

Jara (35), a harmless big guy who works as a security guard in a super market in Montevideo, feels attracted to a young cleaning woman via one of his surveillance monitors. This attraction gradually develops into an obsession...

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Adrián BINIEZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Adrián BINIEZ
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/8888-E354-1AFD-4AFC-8AFE-H
    • Producer(s)
    • Fernando EPSTEIN (Control Z Films), Agustina CHIARINO (Contro Z Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Jara (35) is a shy and lonely security guard at a supermarket on the outskirts of Montevideo. He is in charge of monitoring the surveillance cameras of the entire building. Since he works the night shift, there’s not much to do, and the place looks pretty quiet. Consequently, Jara spends most of the time doing what he does at home: watching videos, filling out crosswords, and listening to music.
      Everything seems to be going as usual until Jara accidentally discovers Julia, a cleaning woman (25) through one of the cameras, and becomes gradually attracted to her.
      At first, Jara spends hours watching her through the cameras while she works at the supermarket. But soon, he starts following her after work when she goes to the cinema, to the beach or even to a date with another man.
      His life slowly starts to turn into a series of routines and rituals around Julia.
      One day, rumour spreads of an upcoming cut back on personnel, which generates concern among the employees. When the redundancies finally become effective and the cleaning woman gets fired, Jara finds himself at a crossroad, and he has to decide whether to give up his obsession, or to confront it.