Fisherman

(Pescador)
Ecuador / Colombia, 2011
Duration: 
01:35

Director: Sebastián Cordero Producers: Lisandra I. Rivera, Sebastián Cordero Screenplay: Juan Fernando Andrade, Sebastián Cordero Cinematographer: Daniel Andrade Editor: Sebastián Cordero, Santiago Oviedo Music: Sergio Mejía Principal Cast: Andrés Crespo, María Cecilia Sánchez, Carlos Valencia, Marcelo Aguirre

Blanquito is thirty years old and lives with his mother in el Matal, a tiny fishing village on the ecuadorian coast. One day he arrives at work to find that packets of cocaine are washing up on the beach and joins in the scramble to collect as many as possible. When some men arrive offering to pay a handsome sum for the packets, the village residents go wild with their good fortune. However Blanquito, full of a newly found entrepreneurial spirit, decides to team up with a woman who says she knows people in the city who will pay ten times more.

Take one South American drug heist, mix with a clownish fisherman convinced he’s of elevated birth, and shake with a pretty girl out for the money. This is Pescador. Deborah Young

Blanquito tiene 30 años y vive con su madre en un pueblo pesquero de la costa ecuatoriana. Un cargamento de cocaína aparece un día en la playa, y él y varios pescadores la colectan. Cuando un día alguien les ofrece una suma importante por esa droga, Blanquito decide con un espíritu empresarial, asociarse a una mujer, quien asegura que en la ciudad les darán diez veces más por la droga.

02-Sep-2012
1:00 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Sebastián Cordero was born in Quito, ecuador in 1972. His second film, Crónicas, screened at Un Certain Regard at Cannes, won the Sundance/ NHK International Filmmakers Award and the Best Ibero-American Film at the Guadalajara Film Festival. His film Rabia was VLAFF’s closing film in 2010. Pescador won the Mayahuel Award for Best Actor and Best Director at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.