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Crab Trap (El vuelco del Cangrejo) (2011)

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South American cinema's current resurgence isn't limited to Argentina and Brazil - young Colombian writer-director Ruiz Navia has made a major splash with this accomplished debut. Set in a remote village wedged precariously between jungle and ocean, it follows an itinerant incomer as he observes and explores his alluring but disturbing environment.

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Critic Reviews for Crab Trap (El vuelco del Cangrejo)

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The dreamlike atmosphere of "Crab Trap'' allows the landscape to seep into the mind as it documents the purity of a way of life, perhaps before it disappears.

Full Review… | March 3, 2011
Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for Crab Trap (El vuelco del Cangrejo)

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Engaging but distant portrait of a provincial Colombian town facing encroaching modernity represented by two disparate foreigners. One, a stranger passing through whose life is touched by the villagers, another a settler whose modern lifestyle begins to change everything. Beautifully hushed and observant, but not quite as deep as it thinks it is.

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