The object of this “fever” is not mineral, it is a mollusk (abalone) that is highly coveted by the Japanese and most of the year is illegal to fish. The fishing season, which only opens for a few days, produces a true exaltation in Chilean Patagonia. Lured by the desire for money, hundreds of people from all over the country travel to Puerto Gala, a small fishing town, and revolutionize the place. These include a group of hardened prostitutes and Canuto, a deep sea diver with a shady past who makes a proposition to the town that could be the deal of their lives.
Awards & Acknowledgements
* Official Selection Venice Film Festival (2001)
* Toronto Film Festival (2001)
* Sundance Film Festival
Also Awarded at:
* Vancouver Film Festivals
* Havana Film Festival, Biarnitz Film Festival
* Lleida Film Festival
* Portugal Film Festival
* Villaverde Film Festival
2001 I 94 Minutes I 35mm I Dolby Stereo I Drama
A Wood Producciones Production, in Co-Production with El Deseo S.A. (Spain), Alta Vista Films (Mexico) and Tequila Gang (Mexico).
DIRECTOR Andrés Wood.
SCREENPLAY René Arcos, Gilberto Villarroel and Andrés Wood.
PRODUCTION Rosa Bosch, Bertha Navarro and Andrés Wood.
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Pepe Torres.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Miguel Ioan Littin (aec).
ART DIRECTOR Paz Puga.
EDITION Andrea Chignoli.
SOUND Miguel Hormazabal.
MUSIC Carlos Cabezas, Jeanet Pualuan and Diego Las Heras.