Lake Tahoe

Directed by Fernando Eimbcke
Film Movement
81 Minutes
Coming of Age, Comedy, Latin American, Drama
Coming of Age, Latinx Studies
Not Rated
DVD $14.98
PPR $200.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00
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Teenage Juan crashes his family's car into a telegraph pole on the outskirts of town, and then scours the streets searching for someone to help him fix it. His quest will bring him to Don Heber, an old paranoid mechanic whose only companion is Sica, his almost human boxer dog; to Lucía, a young mother who is convinced that her real place in life is as a lead singer in a punk band, and to "The One who Knows," a teenage mechanic obsessed with martial arts and Kung Fu philosophy. The absurd and bewildering worlds of these characters drag Juan into a one day journey in which he will come to accept what he was escaping from in the first place--an event both as natural and inexplicable as a loved one's death. What begins as a mundane adventure quickly becomes a transformative journey exploring issues of death, family, love and sex.

"Highly recommended" - Video Librarian


  • Diego Cataño
  • Hector Herrera
  • Daniela Valentine
  • Juan Carlos Lara
  • Yemil Sefami
DVD Features

Bonus short: Noodles, directed by Jordan Feldman

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Critic's Pick! Exquisitely captured in natural light by the cinematographer Alexis Zabé, Juan’s journey is framed by sherbet-colored houses and lemon sidewalks, dipping palm fronds and a burnished, turquoise horizon. The director calls his style “artisan cinema”; I just call it dreamy."
    Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
  • Highest Rating
    "The film's siesta-speed pacing lets us bask in a cavalcade of sunny compositions, framed in ample CinemaScope dimensions. Nearly every shot is a joy to behold!"
    Kevin Lee, Time Out New York
  • Highest Rating
    "Touching! This supremely poised film...becomes richer and less familiar as it goes along."
    Dennis Lim, LA Times
  • Highest Rating
    "A masterwork of storytelling...a seemingly effortless performance of a sort we almost never see."
    Casey Burchby,


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