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Loco Fever (2001)

La Fiebre del Loco (original title)
Entrepreneurs visit a Chilean town, where they temporarily allow the fishing of a shellfish in danger of extinction.

Director:

Andrés Wood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Bardi Emilio Bardi ... Canuto
Luis Dubó Luis Dubó ... Jorge
Loreto Moya Loreto Moya ... Sonia
Luis Margani Luis Margani ... Padre Luis
Tamara Acosta Tamara Acosta ... Nelly
María Izquierdo María Izquierdo ... Leila
Mariana Loyola ... Paty
Patricia López ... Isabel
Carmina Riego Carmina Riego ... Rita
Pilar Zderich Pilar Zderich ... Denisse
Aldo Parodi Aldo Parodi ... Pedro
Julio Marcone Julio Marcone ... Yukio
Cristián Chaparro Cristián Chaparro
Gabriela Medina Gabriela Medina ... Alicia
Carmen Barros Carmen Barros ... Juana
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Chile | Mexico | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 2001 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Loco Fever See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Gala, Chile See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not that bad.
14 April 2003 | by adolfofrvSee all my reviews

I recently watched "La fiebre del loco" and I must say it's not that bad. Actually, it's not bad at all. Sure, it is predictable and some performances could be way better, but you must recognize it beautiful photography and calmed storytelling. It's a meaningful and humble effort to make a quiet movie about simple people.


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