Waiting for the Messiah (2000)

In 1999, Argentina's peso craters. Ariel, a young man from Buenos Aires' Jewish community, deals with his mother's fatal illness, finds a job as a night shift surveillance camera monitor, and wonders when he'll discover sex. Santamaria, middle aged, loses his bank job and is dismissed by his wife; he finds stolen wallets in dumpsters to return to their owners. Ariel tells Santamaria's story to a TV reporter who profiles lives on the street. She's Laura, in a relationship with another woman, but perhaps available. Ariel desires Laura, while Santamaria courts Elsa, a washroom attendant who's husband is in prison. Christmas and Hanukkah approach; can anyone connect?

Directing:
  • Daniel Burman
Writing:
  • Daniel Burman
themoviedb icon 4.9/10
  • Release Date: 2000-05-25
  • Views: 77
  • Country: AR
  • Language: Español
  • Runtime: 98
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