Choking Man

Movies
3 out of 5 stars
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Inspired in roughly equal parts by the ethnic diversity of Jamaica, Queens, and the ubiquitous Heimlich-maneuver poster, Choking Man is the story of young Jorge (G贸mez Berr铆os), a painfully shy (and nearly mute) Ecuadoran dishwasher with an unrequited crush on a recently arrived Chinese waitress (Yuan). This oddball neighborhood indie is an unusual blend of workaday realism and amateurish Catholic psychodrama, with a splash of animation thrown in for good measure. The movie鈥檚 at its best when at its most casual.

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Release details

Rated:
NR
Release date:
Friday November 9 2007
Duration:
84 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Steve Barron
Screenwriter:
Steve Barron
Cast:
Octavio G贸mez Berr铆os
Eugenia Yuan
Aaron Paul
Mandy Patinkin
Kate Buddeke