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Budget  200,000 USD
Language  Spanish
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Duration  
Country  Uruguay
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Director  Juan Pablo Rebella Pablo Stoll
Writer  Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
Release date  June 10, 2001 (2001-06-10) (Uruguay)
Directors  Pablo Stoll, Juan Pablo Rebella
Initial DVD release  July 16, 2002 (Netherlands)
Cast  Daniel Hendler (Leche), Jorge Temponi (Javi), Alfonso Tort (Seba)
Similar movies  Federico Veiroj appears in 25 Watts and directed A Useful Life

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25 Watts is a 2001 Uruguayan urban comedy drama film directed and written by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll. The independent film picture stars Daniel Hendler, Jorge Temponi, and Alfonso Tort. The film received a total of ten awards and three additional nominations, including Best Feature Film Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Best First Feature Film Award at the Havana Film Festival, and others.

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Plot

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The film covers 24 hours in the life of three street youths in Montevideo. The story is about three young boys, Leche, Javi and Seba, trying to survive until Sunday. They have a lot of problems regarding studies, girls, and their lives consist mostly of drinking or sleeping or meeting strange people like the crazy delivery boy, a retarded drug addict, and a philosophical counter clerk at a video rental store.

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Javi has landed a job driving a sound truck that plays the same radio spot for pasta all day long, while his buddy Leche, who is supposed to be studying for his exams, instead finds himself having sexual fantasies about his tutor, and Seba is waylaid by a handful of small-time dope dealers when all he wants to do is go home and watch the porno movie he's just rented.

Cast

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  • Daniel Hendler as Leche
  • Jorge Temponi as Javi
  • Alfonso Tort as Seba
  • Valentín Rivero as Hernán, a blond friend
  • Walter Reyno as Don Héctor, Javi's boss
  • Damián Barrera as Joselo, Héctor's son
  • César Herrera as Neighbor in elevator
  • Judith Anaya as Leche's grandmother
  • Federico Veiroj as Gerardito
  • Valeria Mendieta as María
  • Silvio Sielsky as Pitufo, the Guinness records freak
  • Claudio Martínez as Kiwi, young man with ball
  • Teresita González as Neighbor with chair
  • Roberto Suárez as Gepetto, the pizza man
  • Gonzalo Eyherabide as Sandía, the video club owner
  • Robert More as Rulo, a junkie
  • Carolina Presno as Beatriz
  • Nacho Mendy as Chopo, Rulo's friend
  • Leo Trincabelli as Menchaca, Rulo's friend
  • Luis Villasante as Waiter
  • Marcelo Ramón as Bouncer
  • Daniel Mella as Lalo, Beatriz' boyfriend
  • Exhibition

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    The film first previewed at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in the Netherlands on January 28, 2001 but was not released fully in Uruguay until June 1.

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    The picture was screened at various film festivals, including: the Karlovy Vary Film Festiva, Czech Republic; the Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland; the Warsaw Film Festival, Poland; the Medellín de Película, Colombia; the Latin America Film Festival, Poland; and others.

    Critical reception

    Deborah Young, film critic for Variety magazine and reporting from the Rotterdam Film Festival, gave the film a mixed review and wrote, "A rare offering from Uruguay, 25 Watts dully portrays the dim lives of three teenage boys in a sleepy Montevideo neighborhood. With no story to tell, tyro co-directors Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll place far too much faith in hang-dog, Jim Jarmusch-style humor, emphasized by repetitious dialog, flat B&W lensing, and limited sets. Pic—which won one of the three Tiger Awards and the Youth Jury Prize at Rotterdam—lacks the spark of inspiration that would make this formula work, and most viewers are likely to run for cover well before the end."

    Awards

    Wins

  • Uruguayan Film Critics Association: UFCA Award, Best Uruguayan Film; 2001.
  • Bogotá Film Festival: Honorable Mention, Juan Pablo Rebella; For focusing on the daily problems of today's youth; 2001.
  • Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema: Best Actor, Daniel Hendler, Jorge Temponi and Alfonso Tort; FIPRESCI Prize, Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll; For injecting humor, visual energy and delightful dialogue into the 'Slacker' movie formula; 2001.
  • Cinema Jove - Valencia International Film Festival, Spain: Audience Award, Feature Film, Pablo Stoll and Juan Pablo Rebella; Special Mention, Feature Film, Pablo Stoll and Juan Pablo Rebella; 2001.
  • Havana Film Festival: Coral, Best First Work, Pablo Stoll and Juan Pablo Rebella; 2001.
  • Lima Latin American Film Festival: Best Screenplay, Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll; 2001.
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival: MovieZone Award, Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll; Tiger Award, Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll; 2001.
  • Nominations

  • Bogotá Film Festival: Golden Precolumbian Circle, Best Film, Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll; 2001.
  • Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema: Best Film, Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll; 2001.
  • Gramado Film Festival, Brazil: Golden Kikito, Latin Film Competition - Best Film, Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll; 2001.
  • References

    25 Watts Wikipedia
    25 Watts IMDb 25 Watts themoviedb.org


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