Lake Tahoe Poster

Release Date: July 10th, 2009

DVD Release Date: November 10th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Juan (Diego Cataño) is a Mexican teen on a mission to repair his wrecked car, which was a gift from his father. Attempting to recover from a loss in his family, Juan wanders the streets of his town, encountering various characters, including martial-arts enthusiast and mechanic David (Juan Carlos Lara II) and Don Heber (Héctor Herrera), an elderly auto-shop owner. Slowly, the determined Juan gets closer to having his car fixed, but not before spending time with his eccentric new friends.

Cast: Diego Cataño, Héctor Herrera, Daniela Valentine, Juan Carlos Lara II, Yemil Sefani

Director: Fernando Eimbcke

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • With Lake Tahoe, Mexican filmmaker Fernando Eimbcke proves himself adept at turning a blank screen into a work of art. show more

  • Veteran Yucatan stage actor Hector Herrera is a delight as the suspicious old garageman who gives Juan an important lesson about letting go. show more

  • In the end, the sparse dialogue and lengthy scenes make the film feel as leaden and listless as Juan's sputtering engine. show more

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