This film, shot on Costa Rica's lovely Atlantic coast, depicts an Afro-Rican (?) fishing community whose ethnic base derives from English Caribbean workers who had come to Costa Rica to work in its fruit industry. The older generation still speaks (accented)English, and an evangelical church holds English-language services for a small congregation. This beautiful area does contain a danger element: drug smugglers use its waters as part of their supply chain. The film involves a fledgling soccer player who is encouraged in his ambition by his older brother, himself in debt to thugs, and a Frenchman seeking solace at one of the area's eco-resorts. He also keeps a rather mysterious cache of money beneath his bed. That suitcase, and its owner, disappear (perhaps accidentally, perhaps not) while he is swimming in the ocean. Both events upset the community. This gently-paced film has a subtle, realistic view of human relationships, which, along with lovely shots of the "Tican" rain forest, makes it definitely worth a viewer's while.
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