25 Watts is a shaggy, comedic look
at young slackers in urban Uruguay.
by the American independent movement of the 1990’s, Juan Pablo Rebella and
Pablo Stoll offer a unique take on the slacker lifestyle with 25 Watts. Beginning on a Saturday
morning in Montevideo, the film follows Leche, Javi, and Seba as they toss back
drinks and avoid work or responsibility.
over the course of 24 hours, the low-budget black-and-white film maintains a
mellow yet probing attitude as it explores a particular neighborhood and its
bizarre cast of characters. 25 Watts
offers a rare cinematic glimpse into urban Uruguay through the eyes of those
who know it best, the guys who don’t have anything better to do than bum around
the place they call home.
Daniel Hendler, Jorge Temponi, Alfonso Tort, Valentín Rivero, Valeria Mendieta.
Director: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll. Writer: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo
Stoll. Cinematographer: Barbara Alvarez. Producers: Fernando Epstein.
by Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll, Uruguay, 2001, 94 minutes. In Spanish with