A magician addicted to cocaine faces the dilemma of exchanging his best friend for one more dose. There is always a moment of reflection, a last chance, an inkling of redemption, before a person falls without remedy to the abyss. In "Floppy", this is manifested by Flavio the magician through the best and only friend with whom he's left, a stuffed rabbit with whom he lived the best of his years. In the middle of this dilemma, of this physical and moral intoxication which corrodes Flavio, is Floppy himself who tries to make him see reason, and demonstrate that there is still a way out, that there is no possible life existing if they are separated from one another.... "Floppy" is a short film which seeks to leave a bitter smile, a nostalgic sensation, establishing a connection with its universal problems: friendship, dreams, defeat, hope, death, magic.... Written by
Did You Know?
The framed diploma over which the Flavio character is preparing and snorting cocaine is supposed to be a life-career achievement recognition to him from the TV show "En familia con Carmelo", a clear reference to the real and classic TV show En familia con Chabelo
(1968). The name of the co-screenwriter Celso R. García
appears in the diploma as the producer of the fictional TV show, and the date in the diploma "4 de Octubre" (October the 4th) is a reference to director's Francisco Payó González
And the real Javier López (I) aka "Chabelo" acted years later as the fictional filmmaker Bruno Sánchez Félix in the movie Volando Bajo (2014), also written by Francisco Payó González. See more