Fiction

LAKE TAHOE

Fernando Eimbcke
Mexico 2008
81min
V'08

Sixteen-year-old Juan has had enough of his family, and so he leaps into the car and takes off. His escape ends up on the edge of town where he drives the red racer into a telegraph pole. (He rings home and his little brother Joaquín answers. Nothing has changed.) He should better find someone to repair the car. He comes across Don Heber, a latent paranoid mechanic who lives with his dog, Sica. The mechanic's clever boxer accompanies Juan on his search for a missing car part; as soon as Juan succeeds in finding it, Don can begin to repair the car. Before long, Juan and Sica find a spares dealer, «Refaccionaria Oriente» - just the right place to find rare parts for overworked cars. Behind the counter is a young girl - a punk. Lucía may know all there is to know about punk music, but she knows absolutely nothing about panels, coolers and carburettors. And so they have to wait for someone who does know about these things. David, a teenage kung fu fan, turns out to be an expert in all things mechanical. In one single day the absurd and completely irreconcilable worlds of these people help Juan to understand that there are things that are as inevitable and inexplicable as death.

Credits
  • Diego Cataño - Juan
  • Héctor Herrera - Don Heber
  • Daniela Valentine - Lucía
  • Juan Carlos Lara - David
  • Yemil Sefami - Joaquín
  • Fernando Eimbcke
  • Paula Marcovitch
  • Daniel García
  • Alexis Zabé
  • Mariana Rodríguez
  • Joaquín de la Riva
  • Mariana Watson
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