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  • Actors: Diego Catano, Hector Herrera, Daniela Valentine, Juan Carlos Lara, Yemil Sefami
  • Directors: Fernando Eimbcke
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Film Movement
  • DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001PTUN34
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,067 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Lake Tahoe" on IMDb

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Teenage Juan crashes his familys car into a telegraph pole on the outskirts of town, and then scours the streets searching for someone to help him fix it. His quest will bring him to Don Heber, an old paranoid mechanic whose only companion is Sica, his almost human boxer dog; to Lucia, a young mother who is convinced that her real place in life is as a lead singer in a punk band, and to The One who Knows, a teenage mechanic obsessed with martial arts and Kung Fu philosophy. The absurd and bewildering worlds of these characters drag Juan into a one day journey in which he will come to accept what he was escaping from in the first place--an event both as natural and inexplicable as a loved ones death.

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Moving... Eimbcke is a master of tone. --Screen Daily

Sweet... Carefully crafted. --The Hollywood Reporter

Lake Tahoe is a gorgeous, artfully composed miniature masterpiece! --Philadelphia City Paper

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Not much happens in this film.
Daniel G. Lebryk
This style, the director said was initially a mistake, and then they used black screen as a narrative resource, dramatic, or as silence.
RIZZO _*.*_
`Lake Tahoe' is one of those films.
Andrew Ellington

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Lebryk TOP 50 REVIEWER on November 22, 2009
Format: DVD
Experimental film is important to push boundaries. Sometimes the films work magic and something spectacular is discovered; other times, well it's a failed experiment. I think Lake Tahoe sits closer to the latter.

This is an incredibly subtle film. It takes patience to watch this film. Every single shot is bookended with nothing for 5 to 10 seconds. A given shot begins with a camera locked solid steady on a scene where nothing happens. That shot is held for 5 or 10 seconds. Then some kind of action occurs, a car enters the frame, stops, something happens, and then the car exits the frame. Instead of moving on, the director holds that shot for another 5 or 10 seconds. The camera never moves. Frequently the film is butt cut away to black, sometimes something significant happens with sound, or mostly nothing happens.

Not much happens in this film. A boy runs into a telephone pole. His car won't start. He searches for a mechanic. He meets several people along the way. About 45 minutes into the film each character starts to make sense, and then they finally fit into the story. That first half hour is very slow. But it does set the stage for the reveal at the end.

The film is unrated, and is presented in Mexican with English subtitles. There are a few moments of subtitled strong language. There is a bedroom scene with a female briefly topless in dim light that lasts about 30 seconds. The film is not long, one hour and seventeen minutes.

On the one hand, this was not a very good film. The bookended shot technique was so slow and methodical as to almost induce sleep. On the other hand, the shots were so slow and the story so slow to develop, I kept thinking something has to happen. In fact that last half hour or so, is very impactful.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Randy Buck VINE VOICE on May 7, 2009
Format: DVD
Mexican director Fernando Eimbcke was news to me before this feature (his second), but after watching LAKE TAHOE, I'm going to keep an eye out for his future work. He's got great, assured technique, a good hand with actors (the cast here is marvelously offhand), and a refreshing sense of how to structure a screenplay. TAHOE starts like an extended shaggy dog story, funny in a deadpan way, but rather familiar in style (think early Jarmusch). Then, midway through, as we piece together the storyline, the narrative becomes richer, darker, and unexpectedly moving. This one will linger with you for days afterword. Highly recommended for fans of the offbeat (and here's one film that manages true eccentricity without feeling in the least forced). Very fine work all around.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By navissima on January 20, 2011
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Fernando Eimbcke's exploration of big issues in the settings of small-town life in Mexico is very human, often entertaining and moving.

After crashing his family's car into a telegraph pole, Juan (Diego Catano) spend a day trying to find help to fix it. He meets an old paranoid mechanic, a young mother who's leaning towards punk singer career, and a martial arts fan. Through these absurd encounters Juan eventually comes to accept the personal tragedy he was running away from.
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I really like slow moving character studies. I find them fascinating in the way that they can expose so much about everyday life, and the way that some films will tackle life's tragedies with subtle naturalism is a godsend in cinema, which can be overly concerned with hysterics and theatrics that it forgets that simplicity can truly bring out the best in a subject.

And then there is such a thing as so slow it is sleep inducing and thus void of all `emotional content'.

`Lake Tahoe' is one of those films. It just doesn't ever truly connect because it barely goes anywhere. It panders on sequences that don't really move the film forward, and the character development it tries to establish gets lost in the directors poor ability to construct a scene. The story is borderline preposterous, especially the subplots, and the `odd characters' he meets aren't really odd enough to make this interesting in a `bizarre' sort of way. Instead, the film coasts along in a way that bores. The blackouts that bookend certain scenes are highly unnecessary and become irritating after the film is introduced (I thought, at the outset, that it was a mere introductory gimmick, but they just kept coming in the most grotesque of ways). And then you have the acting, which isn't anything to write home about. It comes off amateur, but then again so does the rest of the film.

When the film ties itself together in the end, it's a tad disappointing. This isn't because the film's merits cannot be found in the revelation revealed, but it's disappointing because the core of the film's unraveling is actually so soft and sincere that it made the painful buildup all the more aggravating. With a script (or should I say `concept') so strong, I'm deeply saddened that the direction wasn't up to par.
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There is something very refreshing about the minimalism on display in this film. Fernando Eimbcke throws the viewer into a situation without explaining its backdrop, and this allows for the film to reveal its larger preoccupations only slowly.

The story appears to take its starting point from a minor accident - a kid runs into a telephone pole and has to figure out how to get the car fixed - but that minor accident later turns out to be merely a symptom of a deeper tragedy, and the difficulties that the kid faces in solving the minor problem turn out to be crucial to his process of dealing with the larger problem.

What is unique and remarkable about this film - its subtlety and stylistic simplicity and its refusal to dramatize what is in fact a pivotal day in this life of its main character - is also what is likely to put off most viewers. The camera hardly ever moves. There is no continuity editing - no cuts on action, no cuts to reaction or closeups. Pretty much what you get are a series of long shots in which the "action" and interactions take place. The shots are beautifully framed and their breadth establishes the loneliness and isolation of the main character, but the camera tends to linger a moment or two, even after the characters have exited the screen. Some shots are punctuated by blackness - and unlike even a film like Stranger than Paradise where a similar cinematic approach is employed, here the blackness lingers a few seconds past the point where it is uncomfortable, causing me to wonder (at least the first couple of times) whether there might be something wrong with the dvd.
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