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Carlos is a businessman who gets a request to intercede on behalf of a US engineer in the oil industry who's been kidnapped.

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Cast

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Carlos
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Elena
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Ale
Claude Musungayi ...
Graham
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General Guillermo Mba
Lidia Nené ...
Lucía
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Susan
Emilio Buale ...
León Ndong
Mulle Jarju Salvador ...
Gregorio Ndong (as Mulle Jarju)
Aída Wellgaye ...
Ada
Jimmy Castro ...
Calixto Batete
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Eva
Dairon Tallon ...
Calixto Jr.
Teresita Evuy ...
Mamá Claudina
Olivier Bony ...
Sigalot
Bella Agossou ...
Bebe
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Douglas (as Fred Adenis)
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Stephan
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Donovan
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Negociador (Leo Babich)
Thimbo Samb ...
Bernardo
Papis Diouf ...
Amigo León
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Ronald (Enviado de la ONU)
Ronnie Commissaris ...
Mr. Finn
Babacar Ben Ibrahima Konte ...
Médico Petrolera 1
Chumo Mata ...
Médico Petrolera 2
Clotilde Boahuri ...
Madre Superiora
Astrid Jones ...
Hermana Lucía
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Hombre Vigilante 1
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Hombre Vigilante 2
Didier Maes ...
Rafa
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Periodista Africana
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Mama Claudina & Ada (voice)
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Elena (voice)
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President Ndong / Soldier / Additional Characters (voice)
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Lucia & Eva (voice)
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Worldly woman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Esteban Crespo

Written by

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Esteban Crespo ... ()
 
David Moreno ... ()

Produced by

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Priscilla Anany ... line producer
Concha Campins ... Ghana
Jesus Ulled Nadal ... executive producer
David Naranjo ... producer
Nephilim Producciones ... co-producer
David Ragonig ... line producer: Belgium

Music by

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Arturo Cardelús

Cinematography by

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Ángel Amorós

Film Editing by

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Miguel Doblado
Fernando Franco

Editorial Department

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Juan Hernando ... colorist
Delia Julián Martín ... on-line editor
Pedro Lozano ... post-production coordinator (as Pedro C. Lozano)
Paco Ruiz ... post-production operator
Mario Sierra ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Ana Sainz-Trápaga
Patricia Álvarez de Miranda

Production Design by

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Montse Sanz

Art Direction by

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Vicent Díaz

Makeup Department

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Eli Adánez ... key makeup artist
Nacho Díaz ... special makeup effects supervisor: ND Studio
Jesús García ... special makeup effects artist / special makeup effects artist: ND Studio
Evie Hamels ... key hair stylist
Lola Hernández ... additional makeup artist
Sofi Hernández ... special effects producer: ND Studio
Juan Olmo ... special makeup effects artist: ND Studio
Noelia Peso ... makeup artist
Rubén Serra ... special makeup effects artist
Valérie Tomasi ... additional hair stylist
Raquel Álvarez ... special makeup effects artist: ND studio

Production Management

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Mawuli Akpabi ... production manager
McLord Ice Impraim ... Assistant Unit Production Manager
Prince Nyantian Joe ... production assistant: Ghana
Haruna Seidu ... unit production manager (as Haruna Seidu Soale)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mahay Alayón ... Additional third assistant director (as Mahay Alayon)
Estrella Asensio ... trainee assistant director
Owusua Dacosta ... second assistant director
Javier de la Fuente ... second second assistant director
Claire de Spéville ... third assistant director
Carlos Gras ... first assistant director
Camille Mol ... third assistant director
Ricardo Ron Pérez ... second assistant director
Alicia Sánchez ... key second assistant director

Art Department

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Pablo Buratti ... storyboard artist
Emilie Debus ... property master: Belgium
Jérôme Deloste ... property master
Iker Elias ... assistant art director
Leticia Rivillas ... property master
Aday Ruiz ... props rental
Sandra Wahlbeck ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Miguel Cruz Carretero ... dubbing director
Álex F. Capilla ... foley artist
Coque F. Lahera ... sound recordist / sound
Jaime Fernández-Cid Buscató ... boom operator / sound recce
Paloma Huelin Izquierdo ... sound editor
Gustavo Lendoiro ... boom operator
Francesco Lucarelli ... sound effects editor
Jesús M. Rodríguez ... dialogue editor
Nacho Royo-Villanova ... sound designer
Sergio Testón ... re-recording mixer: foley recording
Maider Urkitza ... assistant sound editor

Special Effects by

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Jean-Louis Billard ... special effects
Jean-Christophe Bourgeois ... special effects technician
Iker de la Calle ... special effects technician
David Campos ... special effects technician
Susana Contera ... special effects technician
Thomas Desmet ... special effects
Thomas Jonckheere ... special effects
Arne Normon ... special effects
Álex Rodilla ... special effects technician
Raúl Romanillos ... special effects supervisor
Borja Zubiaga Delclaux ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Thomas Badcock ... digital compositor
Pierre-Olivier Baré ... vfx data manager
Jean-Louis Billard ... visual effects producer
Bruno Clement ... lighting artist: Digital Golem
Jean Couritas ... digital compositor
Ludovic Desclin ... visual effects supervisor
Cindy O'Hare ... visual effects coordinator
Simon Parisi ... digital compositor
Daniel Pereira ... digital compositor
Maiara Pierlot ... digital compositor
Thibault Pierre ... visual effects supervisor
Thomas Scourneau ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Araceli Carrilero ... stunt driver double: Ale
Dries Leerschool ... stunts & cameracars
Judith Vázquez ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Humberto Besa ... Additional Video Assist Operator (as Humberto Forero)
George Bulterys ... electrician
Álvaro Carla ... camera operator / steadicam operator
David Coello ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dominique Degand ... grip
Benoit Dericke ... (segment "Belgium") electrician
Malik Elbartal ... electrician
Maël Fertin-Jung ... electrician
Manuel Fiestas Moreno ... still photographer (as Manu Fiestas)
Daniel Gil ... camera operator: b camera-Spain
Luis Cesar Izquierdo ... focus puller: b camera
Dries Leerschool ... key grip
Raúl Manchado ... steadicam operator
Ángel Martín-Álvarez ... digital imaging technician
Natalia Minguela ... second assistant "a" camera
Daniel Parrilla ... gaffer
Héctor Perotas ... Best boy
Stéphane Renard ... first assistant "b" camera: Belgium
Chris Renson ... camera operator
Jessica Rios ... Camera Trainee
Héctor Rodríguez ... first assistant "a" camera
Mario Torreiro ... second assistant "b" camera
Jo Voets ... still photographer: Belgium
Thibault Walckiers ... additional focus puller / video operator

Animation Department

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Augusto Zori Comba ... animator

Casting Department

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Michaël Bier ... casting belgium / casting
Macarena de Rueda ... casting assistant
Raúl Pardo Sánchez ... extras casting
Jessica Rios ... casting assistant
Picu San Miguel ... casting assistant (as Picu San Miguel Briones)
Dorit Simone ... english voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Roberto Baiza Gonzalez ... wardrobe
Paola Domínguez ... costume assistant
Kevin Jamotte ... daily dresser
Marta Suárez ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Max Hermans ... location scout
Suzanne Martin ... assistant location manager
Jonathan Slotboom ... location assistant

Music Department

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Eva Cebrián ... music supervisor
Juan Cortés ... composer additional music
Rickie Lee Kroell ... additional music
Guillermo Marín ... score mixer
Katt Newlon ... solo cello
Lara Somogyi ... musician: harp

Script and Continuity Department

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Sebastian Maharg ... script translator
Pablo Ramos ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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John González Mesa ... action vehicles coordinator

Additional Crew

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Rosy Cano ... production staff
Macarena Gregorio ... Marketing
Nathaniel Kweku ... ADR Voice Actor
Rafa Martínez ... marketing and creative services
Teresa Morales de Álava ... head of marketing
Sara Márquez ... acting coach
Ana Obradors ... production coordinator
Virginia Redondo ... production staff
Aday Ruiz ... props rental
Johanna Spinosi ... production secretary

Thanks

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Ana Amor de Bastos ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Carlos Fuster is a Spanish CEO who lives in Brussels (Belgium) working for an important USA oil company. Married with a 8-months pregnant Susan and with his mother Elena who works as a veteran United Nations' diplomatic, Carlos' lives in a upper-class full of luxury hoping to turn in associate of the company and with plan to move with Susan to New York City to get a better life. His plans turn bad when his bosses chose him to negotiate in a remote African island country where he lived time ago after to know that Steve Campbell, an American engineer, has been kidnapped by a Calixto Batete, a former Carlos' friend. In the belief to be a fast and easy work, Carlos back to the country living in a house property of León, son of president Gregorio Ndong, and meeting again Alejandra, a Spanish NGO cooperator who lives in a boat with her friend and assistant Eva. However, troubles starts to appear by everywhere: Carlos learns that Ada, Carlos' former love interest, married Calixto years ago to care Calixto Jr., Carlos' son that he believed to be aborted by her eight years ago, and that she was arrested and imprisoned in the Black Beach jail. Looking for his son and suspecting a cover-up, Carlos discovers that Calixto is not the kidnapper, but a fugitive who with Campbell discovered secret files implicating the oil company in illegal activities with the president Ndong related with the genocide of a local tribe named zande. Carlos' attempt to know the truth cause that General Mba, Black Beach's warden, moves his soldiers following Carlos in idea that he find the files by him. Discovering a reality more dirty than he expected, Carlos visits Ada's mother Claudina in the desire to save Calixto before he be killed by Ndong's henchmen, but according time passes, Carlos finds himself in a race against time to locate the files with horrible consequences: Carlos finds Calixto just to be executed by Mba in front of him. Not finding the papers, Carlos escapes and returns to visit Mama Claudina to learn that all the residents of her building have been assassinated including the own Claudina, who had hidden the files. Running with it, in the escape Alejandra tries to save him from Mba just to be shot to dead by a helicopter during a wild running by a slum in zande territory, where Mba is killed when he was going to kill Carlos. Locating finally his son Calixto Jr. and getting a treat to comeback Brussels with Susan, Carlos' try for reporting the happened will make him discover that there are realities more dirty than any remote African island country. Written by Chockys

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Also Known As
  • Черный пляж (Russia)
  • Kara Sahil (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • O Mediador (Brazil)
  • Czarna plaża (Poland)
  • Μαύρη ακτή (Greece)
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  • 110 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Raúl Arévalo and Melina Matthews, who play a couple in the film, are a couple in real life. See more »
Goofs Both the blue Nissan Navara pickup driven by Ale, and the green Toyota Landcruiser driven by the General change model years quite noticeably between scenes. See more »

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