Search - La Tarea on DVD

La Tarea
La Tarea
Actors: Mara Rojo, Jos Alonso, Marķa Rojo
Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2006     1hr 25min


Movie Details

Actors: Mara Rojo, Jos Alonso, Marķa Rojo
Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Cinevilla
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/24/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English
See Also:

Similar Movies

Anoche Sone Contigo
Dreaming About You
Director: Marisa Sistach
   UR   2003   1hr 22min
En la Puta Vida
Tricky Life
Director: Beatriz Flores Silva
   NR   2004   1hr 43min
All Things Fair
Director: Bo Widerberg
   UR   2004   2hr 10min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Dangerous Liaisons
Director: Stephen Frears
   R   1997   1hr 59min
Director: Melissa Painter
   R   2000   1hr 33min
Mean Streets
Special Edition
Director: Martin Scorsese
   R   2004   1hr 52min
Traffic - The Miniseries
The Director's Cut
Directors: Eric Bross, Stephen Hopkins
   NR   2004   4hr 20min
Two-Disc Collector's Edition
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
   PG   2006   2hr 52min
The Departed
Two-Disc Special Edition
Directors: Martin Scorsese, Richard Schickel
   R   2007   2hr 31min
Flags of Our Fathers
Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition
Director: Clint Eastwood
   R   2007   2hr 12min
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Director: Sidney Lumet
   R   2008   1hr 52min
   UR   1998   0hr 50min

Movie Reviews

Vince Cabrera | Milan, Italy | 08/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is amazing. The plot is rather simple: a nameless woman hides a video camera under her living-room table and invites a male friend over. The idea is to seduce him, capture the whole thing on videotape and use the results as her term project for her cinema course.As the film progresses, both characters show more (and often unexpected sides) of themselves. For a good bit of the film, the camera (which at that point is, remember, hidden under a table) can only capture voices and the movements of their feet. The power of the actors' body language is quite remarkable and the idea is odd enough to make this part of the film quite amusing. A lot is left to the imagination: you see the couple move closer and edge apart. There are embarrassing silences, there are moments of tension, of silent understanding.The film progresses glibly between eroticism, comedy, pathos, suspense and more. As the characters become more rounded, the relationship between them changes, as does the nature of the film. This is basically a film about different sorts of relationships. And it's a pretty good rollercoaster ride, with a twist ending to cap it all off. I've never seen so much done with two actors and a fixed camera. It's cinema at its purest.Whether you are a devotee of foreign film or are simply wondering what to do with your videocam now you've shot your sister's wedding, this is a wonderful film."
Daring yet innovating and insightful.
Pablo Leon | Steger,IL USA | 06/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"La Tarea is a daring film from the new wave of Mexican Cinema. Unfortunately for movie lovers in this country we haven't been exposed to these films. Maria Rojo is fabulous along with her co-star Jose Alonzo. The Blair Witch Project could only wish to be THIS original! This movie is definitely only for an adult audience due to the nudity and adult content, yet it is carried out in a very tasteful matter."
Mark Norvell | HOUSTON | 03/07/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Odd satire on voyeurism (?) that has film student Virginia (Maria Rojo) wrapping up her film studies class with a video project that will require another person. She gets former boyfriend Marcelo (Jose Alonso) to come over for a drink and to talk. She plans on using him as an "experiment" in the project. She tries to seduce him but he discovers the camera, gets angry and leaves but returns later and agrees to help her. They get naked and have sex for the video project. "Homework" takes place on one set and from the angle of Virginia's camera. It's a two-person character study that turns out in the end not to be what it appears at all. The sex is lengthy and explicit and designed to turn you on (it takes place in a hammock) setting up the viewer for the twist at the end. The first part of the film is a tease as to when the clothes come off (especially with Alonso) and when they finally do you feel you are peeping in someones' window. Virginia explains to the camera what her project is supposed to be about and why she's doing it. But the end leaves you feeling that this has been about something different altogether...role reversal? Exhibitionism? Voyeurism? or a woman determined to find herself over and over until she gets it right? I'm not sure but it's well acted by the two leads and one [good] sexy movie."