10th edition CIFF – 10-14 April 2024

Almacenados (Warehoused) (2016 Feature Film)

Jack Zagha Kababie | Mexico | 2015 | 90 min | Spanish | e.s.

Mr Lino is going to retire and has to provide his young replacement Nin with a week’s on-the-job training. However, nothing ever seems to be done there, except clocking in, adhering to the rules set in stone and waiting until the trucks arrive to finally deliver some flagpoles. Absurdist comedy-drama about work mentality, societal roles and life as an employee and human.

From the moment Nin, who is in his early twenties, sets foot in the factory warehouse where he is to take over from Mr Lino, who is set to retire soon, things don’t go as planned. To start with, Nin is late on his first day. By seven minutes to be exact. Moreover, Nin has to stand; the only chair in the place is intended for the oldest member of staff. Then, one other thing: the warehouse that is supposed to be full of flagpoles produced by their boss, is empty. Well, bar some very active ants. In five chapters – five working days – Mr Lino teaches his young colleague his strict rules and the tricks of the ‘trade’. Repetition reveals its strength in this absurdist drama full of wry dialogue and sometimes hilarious scenes. Renowned Mexican actor José Carlos Ruiz and his young co-star Hoze Melendez bring out the best in each other in this strangely empty setting where nevertheless all sorts of things happen.

Place: CINEMA 4

Date: 7 April 2016

Time: 14:30

Duration: 1:30

Place: CINEMA 4

Date: 10 April 2016

Time: 21:45

Duration: 1:30

Year in



Jack Zagha Kababie


Claudio Rocha


José Carlos Ruiz
Hoze Melendez




Juan Manuel Figueroa




90 min


Andrés Sánchez


Jack Zagha Kababie
Elsa Reyes Garcés
Yossy Zagha

Production Company

Producciones Chonchas
Zensky Cine
Avanti Pictures

Production Design

Jay Aroesty


Avanti Pictures


David Desola

Sound Design

Miguel Hernández
Mario Martínez

Year of Production



Jack ZAGHA KABABIE (1979, Mexico) heeft korte films en speelfilms geproduceerd en geregisseerd, en scenario’s geschreven. Hij won verschillende prijzen.



The Woman I Love (2002, short), Meca del cine o tierra santa (2005, short), Yo también te quiero/I Like You Too (2005), Basta (2006, short), Adiós mundo cruel/ Goodbye Cruel World (2010), En el último trago/ One for the Road (2014), Almacenados/Warehoused (2015)