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CHOKING MAN

Directed by Steve Barron
  • YEAR 6 - FILM 6 / 
  • Canada / 
  • 2006 / 
  • English / 
  • 84 min
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DVD $24.95
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"A high quality film and well worth seeing!"
– Cinema Strikes Back
"Choking Man is everything an independent film should be."
– Steven Soderbergh
"Barron's characters pass magically between dimensions!"
– Ronnie Scheib, Variety

Synopsis

Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Golden Globe-nominee Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) star in this heartfelt indie about Jorge (Octavio Gómez Berríos, Crash), a devastatingly shy dishwasher who works in a shabby Queens diner. From his kitchen corner, Jorge has eyes for Amy (Eugenia Yuan, Memoirs of a Geisha), the idealistic new waitress. Tormented by bad-boy coworker Jerry (Paul), who boldly flirts with Amy at every opportunity, Jorge worries his own insecurities will keep him from traversing the gulf between him and the object of his affection. His last chance to win Amy over is in an uncharacteristically grand gesture that may save not only an unsuspecting customer's life, but his own as well.

Editorial Reviews

"…a drama blending fantasy and reality in its depiction of one man's inner demons."

--Mike Goodridge/ Screen Daily - Review

"…escapes into a variety of alternate environments, from a hidey-hole behind a fence to an animated rabbit's sunshiny yellow milieu.  Barron executes all the hard stuff remarkably well…Barron's camera bestows the film's main Gotham locale… with an almost mythical, microcosmic dimension."

--Ronnie Scheib/ Variety - Review

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Customer Reviews


Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
Choking Man is an OK film about a shy dishwasher with affections for a newly hired waitress. But when the restaurant's cook shows an interest in the waitress and she responds somewhat positively to the interest, the dishwasher feels insulted and decides to do something about it. It is just an OK plot.

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Amy (Eugenia Yuan), Jerry (Aaron Paul) and Teri (Kate Buddeke)
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Amy (Eugenia Yuan) and Jerry (Aaron Paul)
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Amy (Eugenia Yuan)
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Rick (Mandy Patinkin)
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Jorge (Octavio Gómez Berríos)
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Director/ Producer Steve Barron and actor Octavio Gómez Berríos
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