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 (Gómez Berríos), 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’s at its best when at its most casual.
|Release date:||Friday November 9 2007|
Cast and crew
|Cast:||Octavio Gómez Berríos