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The Paranoids (2008)

Los paranoicos (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy | 22 January 2010 (USA)
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Luciano works in birthday parties and writes his first feature when friend Manuel returns from Spain to repeat his TV show, "The Paranoids", together with his girl Sofia. Manuel is ... See full summary »

Director:

Gabriel Medina
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Hendler ... Luciano Gauna
Martín Feldman Martín Feldman ... Martin Sherman
Walter Jakob Walter Jakob ... Manuel Sinovieck
Jazmín Stuart Jazmín Stuart ... Sofia
Veronica Perdomo Veronica Perdomo ... Rocio
Cecilia Gispert Cecilia Gispert ... Marta
Wu-Chao Ting Wu-Chao Ting ... Wonk
Daniel Jeng Daniel Jeng ... Hijo de Wonk
Fausto Collado Fausto Collado ... Portero
Maria Carolina Guzman Maria Carolina Guzman ... Mucama
Miguel Dedovich Miguel Dedovich ... Dodi
Jorge Booth Jorge Booth ... Medico
Daniel Gorga Daniel Gorga ... Mozo Restaurant
Susana Falcone Susana Falcone ... Graciela
Sacha Manuel Requena Sacha Manuel Requena ... Niño
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Luciano works in birthday parties and writes his first feature when friend Manuel returns from Spain to repeat his TV show, "The Paranoids", together with his girl Sofia. Manuel is everything he is not and his trying to be helpful in his career and with women, only worsens the conflict. When Manuel leaves Sofia with Luciano for two days, she is seduced by the qualities Manuel rejects in his friend as weaknesses. Sofia changes. Luciano also, but only at the last moment he can overcome the fears he has been cultivating his whole life. Written by aerokong

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Trivia

The story is loosely based on a personal experience of writer/director Gabriel Medina with friend and fellow student at film school 'Damián Szifrón'. See more »

Goofs

When Sherman arrives at the apartment, Sofia and Luciano are drinking beer in the kitchen. They put their beers down and go to the door. When they return, Sofia picks up Luciano's beer and drinks it. See more »

Connections

References The Bottom of the Sea (2003) See more »

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Amigo Piedra
Written by Santiago Barrionuevo
Perform by El Mato a un Polizia motorizado
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Fun, despite being a little obvious
23 June 2011 | by birthdaynoodleSee all my reviews

'The Paranoids' is an indie film from Argentina about two friends who are scriptwriters. Luciano is extremely passive and fearful, and is struggling both socially and professionally, while Manuel is a more aggressive and typically 'successful' guy. It is a source of tension that the latter one has created a TV series based on the former one, without first consulting with him. But it is an attractive girl, named Sofia, who most affects the dynamics of their friendship. This is one of those stories where the audience find themselves rooting for the underdog.

The film is fairly watchable, although it could use a little more subtlety and character development (especially for Manuel and Sofia). The photography is nice and the soundtrack is a very cool collection of rock and electronic music, likely from Argentina. 'The Paranoids' reminds me a bit of 'Reality Bites', which has a similarly hip, MTV feeling, only this one has a distinct Latin American urban flavor.


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