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El vuelco del cangrejo

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El vuelco del cangrejo

Director: Oscar Ruíz Navia Country: Colombia Year: 2009
Cast: Rodrigo Vélez
Arnobio Salazar Rivas
Jaime Andres Castaño
Run Time: 96 mins Festival Berlin International Film Festival 2010
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2010
Cartagena Film Festival 2010
Fribourg International Film Festival 2010
Gramado Film Festival 2010
Havana Film Festival 2009
Jeonju Film Festival 2010
Las Palmas Film Festival 2010
Miami Film Festival 2010
RiverRun International Film Festival 2011
 

Synopsis

At La Barra, an isolated and humid village on the pacific Coast of Colombia, Cerebro, leader of the native Afro Colombian Community, is at odds with the White Man, a landowner who wants to build a resort on the beach. Daniel, a strange man with city looks and manners, arrives in the place, looking for a boat to leave the country. Daniel, forced to leave, has to be part in the struggle of this village to survive the looming advent of modernity. In Colombian theatres: March 12 - 2010. Directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia.

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