Giant (2009 film)

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Film poster for United States release
Directed by Adrián Biniez
Produced by Fernando Epstein
Christoph Friedel
Hernán Musaluppi
Frans van Gestel
Screenplay by Adrián Biniez
Starring Horacio Camandule
Leonor Svarcas
Music by Harald Kloser
Thomas Wander
Cinematography Arauco Hernández Holz
Edited by Fernando Epstein[1]
Ctrl Films
Distributed by
Release date
  • February 8, 2009 (2009-02-08) (Berlinale)
  • May 29, 2009 (2009-05-29) (Uruguay)
Running time
84 minutes
Country Uruguay
Language Spanish

Giant (Spanish: Gigante) is a 2009 comedy film, written and directed by Adrían Biniez, an Argentinian film director living in Uruguay.


Jara (Horacio Camandule) is a security guard at a supermarket who falls in love with Julia (Leonor Svarcas), a cleaning worker on the night shift. Jara is about 30 years old, solitary, quiet and big. That is why before approaching to Julia, he watches her via the television cameras monitoring the supermarket, and then pursues her across the city of Montevideo, where the film is set.[2]


  • Horacio Camandule as Jara
  • Leonor Svarcas as Julia
  • Diego Artucio as Omar
  • Ariel Caldarelli as Jara's boss
  • Fabiana Charlo as Mariela
  • Andrés Gallo as Fidel
  • Federico García as Matías
  • Néstor Guzzini as Tomás
  • Esteban Lago as Gustavo
  • Ernesto Liotti as Danilo
  • Carlos Lissardy as Kennedy

Awards and nominations

Film Awards

Year Film Festival Award Category
2009 Berlin Film Festival Jury Grand Prix Best Film
2009 Berlin Film Festival Alfred Bauer Award Best Debut Film
2009 Berlin Film Festival Gold Hugo New Directors Competition
2009 Havana Film Festival Grand Coral First Work
2009 Lima Film Festival Special Jury Prize Best Film
2009 San Sebastián International Film Festival Horizons Award Best Film
2010 AFM International Independent Film Festival !f Inspired Award


See also


  1. ^ Holden, Stephen. Love (Bashful) in the Nighttime Workplace (Oppressive), New York Times, December 4, 2009
  2. ^ Official site from the film

External links

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