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Contadora Is for Lovers -- A recently engaged couple travel from the U.S. to the romantic and beautiful Isle of Contadora in Panama. They instantly meet their "host," an engaging and sexy Latin lover type. As he accompanies them on their island adventures, soon bisexual feelings and experiences flourish among all three. Will their recent engagement suddenly be threatened?


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  (in credits order)

Vincent De Paul ... Mike

Tony Sago ... Gabriel
Christina Antelo ... Maria

Jorge Ameer ... Victor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ascanio Arguelles ... Boat Captain
Marco Aspromonte ... Boat Attendant
Eladio Cruz ... Watier
Jose Aly Doblado ... Aeroperlas Reservation Agent
Edgardo Guerra ... Waiter

Renée Pietrangelo ... Helen

Directed by
Jorge Ameer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jorge Ameer 

Produced by
Jose Degracia .... producer
Fatima Gomez Tomaz .... producer: overseas
Original Music by
Brice Martin 
Cinematography by
Gino Duda 
Film Editing by
Wes Whatley 
Casting by
Ramon Ramirez 
Makeup Department
Victorio Esparza .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gino Duda .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Enrique Gamboa .... boom operator
Music Department
Pedro Altamirano .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
Nelson Marin .... captain
Other crew
Gonzalo Gonzales .... pilot
Jake Hernandez .... artist relations manager
Rolando Idalgo .... operations manager
Jason .... boat captain
Clive Jones .... promotion
Franklin Montenegro .... jet co-pilot
Leticia Morana .... ancillary activities
Mike Moreno .... pre-production manager
Cesar Navarro .... pilot
Carlo Quiros .... ancillary activities
Rogelio Ranger .... ancillary activities
Michael Shoel .... post-production finance (as Michael Jack Schoel)

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70 min | 112 min
Sound Mix:
Stereo (RCA Sound System)
Filming Locations:

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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Gabriel refers to a "31 carat" pearl discovered near the island. Pearls are not weighed in carats. They are measured by diameter in millimeters.See more »
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Featured in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) (V)See more »


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Watching the dedication of Jorge Ameer, 18 March 2007
Author: gradyharp from United States

Now and then we see early films by a well-trained and well-educated writer/director and enjoy the journey from amateur to professional status. Jorge Ameer has been actively and consistently making films since 2000 (with an earlier 1994 work) and it is therefore disappointing that he has not been able to garner financial backing to step beyond the low budget status that grounds his latest feature CANTADORA IS FOR LOVERS. Why is that happening? For starters Ameer needs to assign the writing of his screenplays to others, find a competent cinematographer with the right equipment to step beyond the video state, and spend time with his actors in rehearsal and polish before the film is committed to the can. This particular film demonstrates all of those flaws. The story - an engaged couple Mike (Vincent De Paul) and Maria (Christina Antelo) arrive on the off-Panama island of Cantadora where they are warmly received by host Gabriel (Tony Sago) - has a good setup, but very quickly turns into an impractical love triangle with the bifurcated aspects of each character skipped over so quickly that the progress of the interrelationships just falls flat. Gabriel is gay and manages to swoop Mike off for a hike on the island Gabriel 'knows like the back of his hand' only to 'get lost' and spend the night on the beach where some very rusty and insensitive attempts to show attraction and rejection are shown. Barely questioning the previous night's events Maria works back into the vacation and touches of ambiguity fizzle like water on hot rocks. It seems Ameer wants to explore bisexuality but just doesn't understand the conflicts well enough to place words in the mouths of his actors.

Each of the actors is attractive and at the beginning of the film there is hope that they can also act. But the script and the filming and direction prevent this little travelogue crew from sinking with the sunset. Maybe next time....Grady Harp

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