Friday, December 31, 2010

Crab Trap (2009)

Crab Trap / El vuelco del cangrejo (2009)

Genre: Drama
Director: Oscar Ruiz Navia
Starring: Arnobio Salazar Rivas, Rodrigo Velez
Duration: 95 min.
Rating: 6.9/10

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. Meanwhile, Daniel a strange man with city looks and manners, arrives looking for a boat to flee the country.


Crab Trap from Oscar Ruiz Navia, is Colombia's official selection for the 83rd Academy Awards.  A visually stylish film set on the stunning Colombian seaside, the director often lets his shots remain focused on the background well after the actors have left the frame, to capture and include the scenery as a character.  The cast consisting mostly of non-actors from the local area contribute to the naturalistic mood of the film.


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