Hawaii (2013, Argentina) - Eugenio (Manuel Vignau, above right, last gif) is a thirty-something writer who moves into his uncle’s home for the summer to keep an eye on things. Martin (Mateo Chiarino, above left) returns to town expecting to find a relative that he can stay with, instead he finds that they have moved which leaves him homeless. Living day to day Martin takes odd jobs for a few dollars and a meal. Martin shows up at Eugenio’s place seeking work and the two realize they knew each other when they were young (Eugenio is a few years older than Martin). Eugenio offers Martin some work for a few weeks and eventually finds out that he is homeless so he allows him to sleep in the house’s garden shed. After that the viewer is treated to slow back and forth between both characters. Martin is adrift and it’s a constant guessing game as to whether he’s attracted to Eugenio or just cautious of the man’s motives. Although it is revealed that Eugenio has had what appears to be a serious girlfriend, his attraction to Martin seems apparent (#thirst) — OR — being a moody writer (the type that gets up in the middle of a conversation to write or stops mid-stride as he walks past his laptop and has to sit and type) he’s just intrigued by Martin.
This movie is SEXY! Steamy, sultry, frustrating, exciting and SLOW…perfectly paced to build the viewer’s interest in where these two are headed.
In an attempt to avoid spoilers, the scene towards the end where Martin asks to Eugenio if he can wash his clothes is so sexy and awkward it had to be paused and watched again. I loved this movie. LOVED LOVED LOVED this movie.
Search YouTube, you’ll find it (at least today anyway) (gifs by replicant)