Malaga’s Zonazine Player ‘Killing Crabs’ Picked Up by Filmax (Exclusive)

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Malaga’s Zonazine Player ‘Killing Crabs’ Picked Up by Filmax (Exclusive)
Barcelona-based Filmax has acquired international sales rights to “Matar cangrejos” (”Killing Crabs”), Canarian filmmaker Omar Al Abdul Razzak’s feature fiction debut which world premieres in the Zonazine section of the Malaga Film Festival.

Produced by Manuel Arango and Abdul Razzak at Tourmalet Films, in co-production with Netherlands’ Ijswater Films, ”Killing Crabs” is an autobiographical coming-of-age story set in Tenerife in the early 1990s.

Rayco, an eight-year-old boy, and his 14-year-old sister Paula kill the time in any way they can, excitedly waiting for Michael Jackson’s visit to the island.

While Rayco is fascinated by a hermit who lives in a cave by the sea, Paula is dealing with her grandmother’s imminent eviction by roaming around abandoned, coastal hotels.

Young thesps Paula Campos and Agustín Díaz topline the cast, completed by Sigrid Ojel, Nino Hernández and non-professional Tenerife-based actors.

”’Killing Crabs’ is a snapshot of a time and
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