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Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on earth, and his manager Orsini, who calls himself "the Prince", make a good living by traveling around small South American towns and organizing wrestling exhibitions. Arriving in Santa Maria, they are met with uncommon enthusiasm, the local newspaper wants to sponsor the fight, helping hands placard the town with posters, and an open call is made for a worthy adversary. Ever so resourceful, Orsini knows how to find the right combatant, but fishing in Santa Maria could lead to a bigger catch than he'd hoped for.Written by
Warsaw Film Festival
I had a feeling of connection with this film to "On the Waterfront" with Marlin Brando, content-wise. This film, "Bad Day to Go Fishing" is brilliantly cast and the locales are colorfully executed. Totally enjoyed this film. It has no pretense and is gritty and wonderful, with a striking dose of pathos...transports you to someplace possibly existent, yet strangely off the beaten trail. Acting and casting are superb.
On the surface, it's a story about a friendship which you suspect is a condition of exploitation, but as it plays out, you become aware it's about true friendship and a condition of brotherhood between a manager and his aging athlete. It's also about the indomitable spirit of a contender no matter how far he's fallen from grace. It's about life, love, despair, con men, and the human spirit. Don't miss this film ;)
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