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Loco Fever (2001)
"La fiebre del loco" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  October 2001 (Chile)
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When the Chilean officials lift the ban on harvesting the shellfish "el loco" (which purportedly is an aphrodisiac) in the seaside village of Puerto Gala greed and lust take hold. Greed is ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Bardi ...
Canuto
Luis Dubó ...
Jorge
Loreto Moya ...
Sonia
Luis Margani ...
Padre Luis
Tamara Acosta ...
Nelly
María Izquierdo ...
Leila
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Isabel (as Patricia López Menadier)
Carmina Riego
Pilar Zderich ...
Denisse
Aldo Parodi
Julio Marcone ...
Yukio
Cristián Chaparro
Gabriela Medina
Carmen Barros
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When the Chilean officials lift the ban on harvesting the shellfish "el loco" (which purportedly is an aphrodisiac) in the seaside village of Puerto Gala greed and lust take hold. Greed is embodied by Carlos Maldonato, "El Canuto," who attempts to buy all of the shellfish for a Japanese company, and by a traveling band of prostitutes that accompany the influx of fishermen. El Canuto also wrangles to get into good stead with an old flame, Sonia, who is now the proprietor of "La Pincoya," a local restaurant. But "el loco" proves more effective, and more damaging, than anyone could have guessed. Written by Anonymous

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Amor y avaricia en un mundo de buzos y moluscos.

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A Tragic Tale of Greed, Sex and Love
26 March 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the winter of Chile, the government allows for a short period the harvesting of the valuable and aphrodisiac shellfish "el loco". Along these days, the seaside village of Puerto Gala lodges fishermen and prostitutes, all of them expecting to make money. The crook Canuto (Emilio Bardi), who loves the owner of a local bar Sonia (Loreto Moya), convinces his friend Jorge (Luis Dobó), the priest Luis (Luis Margani) and the whole community to sell the production to a Japanese agent. After the selling, people disclose a secret.

"El Fiebre del Loco" is a tragic tale of greed, sex and love, not necessarily in this sequence. The story is original and I found in Google that the scientific name of El Loco is "Concholepas concholepas", a typical shellfish of Peru and Chile coasts (http://www.google.com.br/search?hl=pt-BR&q=molusco+el+loco&meta=). Therefore, the event related on the movie is true. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Febre do Loco" ("The Loco's Fever")


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