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Get Reel Film: Lake Tahoe
In an attempt to escape from a home, Juan, a 16 year-old boy,
crashes his family’s car into a telegraph pole. As Juan scours the
streets searching for help to fix the car, he meets Don Heber,
an old paranoid mechanic whose only companion is Sica, his
almost human boxer dog. Don Heber promises to fix the car
as soon as Juan can find the part he needs. Searching for that
piece, Juan enters the absurd and bewildering worlds of several
characters. His journey brings him to accept an event as natural
and inexplicable as death. Director: Fernando Eimbcke, 2008.
Spanish, English subtitles. 85 minutes, color. Not Rated.

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Fernando Eimbcke


Fernando Eimbcke (screenplay)
Paula Markovitch (screenplay)


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Release Date:

16 July 2008 (France) more


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(Credited cast)

Diego Cataño Juan
Hector Herrera Don Heber
Daniela Valentine Lucia
Juan Carlos Lara II David
Yemil Sefani Joaquin
Olda López David’s mother
Mariana Elizondo Mother of Juan and Joaquín
Joshua Habid Fidel
Raquel Araujo Arturo’s mother
Enrique Albor Owner of blue car


Additional Details

Also Known As:

¿Te acuerdas de Lake Tahoe? (Mexico) (working title)


Germany:85 min (Berlin International Film Festival)







Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1 more


Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva)

Filming Locations:

Progreso, Yucatán, Mexico


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Author: kosmasp

I watched this movie at the Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival) earlier this year and the movie struck a chord with me. Not the theme/story of the movie, but the way it was filmed and (dare I say?) edited. For some the word edited might be as far a stretch as to call this movie fast moving. It’ll even be an understatement to say it’s slow moving, so be warned!

The shots are long (watching a character moving from the left screen edge to the right screen edge and beyond might be tough for some viewers. But after the initial resent at the beginning of the movie and if you can let yourself indulge the tranquility of the film, you might enjoy it! Just don’t expect anything fancy or anything major revealing (plot twists etc.) and you’ll have a nice, quiet and pleasant viewing. While it dares to be different (as some other movies, that I have voted in a more bad way), this does not only promise us something, but it delivers.