Archive of films 25 Watts / 25 Watts

2000, 94 min

Section: Forum of Independents
Year: 2001


Saturday morning, seven o’clock, Montevideo, Uruguay. Leche, Javi and Seba are still up. Bored, they hang around the streets and drink cheap beer. Leche should be studying, since he has an Italian exam. Unfortunately he is distracted by all kinds of things: he has fallen in love with his teacher, he has to look after his senile grandmother and his neighbour has lost his dog. Javi has already completed his studies, but the only job he could find was driving around the neighbourhood with a sound system on his car roof, listening to stupid commercials blaring out of the car’s loudspeakers. The only hope in his life is his girlfriend Maria, but she is just about to dump him. The youngest of them, quiet Seba, keeps bumping into the strangest types. The endless boredom of the main heroes is depicted in a humorous and self-ironical way in black-and-white images, reminiscent of Jarmusch’s early films.

About the director

Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll (both born in 1974 in Montevideo) met at the University of Montevideo, where they did media studies. They also wrote and filmed an animation series together called El service.

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents
Director: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
Screenplay: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
Dir. of Photography: Bárbara Alvarez
Music: Los Mockers, Exilio Psiquico
Editor: Fernando Epstein
Producer: Fernando Epstein
Production: Ctrl Z Films
Cast: Daniel Hendler, Jorge Temponi, Alfonso Tort, Valentín Rivero, Valeria Mendieta

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