Specialized Technicians Required: Being Luis Porcar
Manuel Saiz, 2005, 1'30''

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Manuel Saiz has done it! The Famous Hollywood Actor has once again gracefully accepted to be or not to be what he is. Witness the film that inspired the pun in the title of this short video - he is not afraid of a few digs at his person and status. He probably has a small army of agents, managers and assistants around him, to keep all those who are trying to make use of him because of his name at a distance. Perhaps Manuel Saiz was lucky, perhaps he knows the friends of the friends of - perhaps he has been waiting on the doorstep and hanging on the phone for months, driving the whole army crazy. He probably just used a sympathetic argument that struck the right cord: would the actor who likes role reversals for once lend his charismatic voice to a man who is ued to doing precisely that? A man who always obligingly keeps out of sight, but who is, to the Spanish speaking part of the world population, the actor's mouthpiece, and therefore to a great extent 'is him'. 'Being Luis Porcar' is part of the series 'Specialized Technicians Required', and it makes you wonder who actually is the specialized technician in this construction. Is it the main character, the man who does the dubbing, or is it the artist himself, who nowadays has to master so many different skills in order to be able to carry out his profession properly?
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  • Date: 2005
  • Length: 1'30''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: portrait, satire / parody
  • Keywords: representation, identity, film (subject)