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Credited cast:
Jorge Perugorría ...
Vicente Vallejo
Cuca Escribano ...
Abigail
Maya Zapata ...
Irene
Roberto McLean ...
Jackson
Vinicio Rojas ...
Ezequiel
Thelma Darkings ...
Lorraine
Bismark Méndez ...
Rupert
Leonardo Perucci ...
Gonzalo
Arnoldo Ramos ...
Sanabria
Gabriel Retes ...
Lloyd
Xinia Rubie ...
Marva
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Roseta
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Mrs. Monserrat
Melvin Méndez ...
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Passion: of people for the land and sea, of corporations for riches, and of men and women for each other. Vicente and Abigail run a banana plantation in Limon Province, on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Abigail's half-sister Irene, about whom Abigail knew nothing, comes to introduce herself. She is 21 and beautiful. Meanwhile, banana prices fall, threatening the plantation's finances. An oil company works with the government to get off-shore drilling rights, over local objection. Vicente is at the center of each cross-current. Will he fall for Irene, can he save the plantation, will he sell out to corporate offers? What of the coast: can its beauty be saved? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In fall 2005, this became the first-ever Costa Rican film to be submitted to the Academy Awards. Competing against over fifty other movies from around the world, it failed to be nominated for the 2006 Best Foreign Film Oscar. See more »

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Too Many Cooks....
26 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Caribe feels like somebody said, "Let's make a movie that shows off the splendid beauty and culture of Costa Rica! It will be a magnificent advertisement for our beautiful country." And then someone else (probably a writer) said "But it should have a serious message, too!." And then some produ$er chimed in, "No one wants to watch a boring, preachy documentary--no matter how beautiful. It needs to have plenty of sex and nudity! And while we're at it, let's throw in a bit of violence. *THAT* will make it a good movie!" There was no justification for most of the characters' major decisions. It oscillated between a character sketch of a man at the edge of breakdown and a "movie-of-the-week" with action bits thrown in.


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