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Crab Trap (2009)





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A run-down seaside community is turned upside down by some unexpected visitors in this impressionistic drama. La Barra is a village along the coast of Colombia that been home to black settlers for decades. But that's begun to change with the arrival of El Paisa (Jaime Andres Castano), a white entrepreneur who has bought a large portion of La Barra and wants to force the rest of the residents out so he can build a vacation resort. El Paisa's favored methods for getting others to leave have been loud music and unpleasant behavior, but Cerebro (Arnobio Salazar Rivas), the town's de facto leader, isn't about to budge. Into this volatile situation comes Daniel (Rodrigo Velez), a mysterious visitor going through a rough patch emotionally who just wants to buy a boat so he can leave La Barra and make his way back home. While Daniel isn't immune to the charms of Lucia (Yisela Alvarez) and Jazmin (Karent Hinestroza), he seems to prefer keeping his distance from most of the locals, but it's soon obvious and El Paisa do not see eye to eye. Crab Trap was the first feature film from writer and director Oscar Ruiz Navia.


Critic Reviews for Crab Trap

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

A glacially paced spellbinder about the mostly black residents of La Barra, a destitute, isolated village on Colombia's Pacific coast where the fishery's gone bust and the only economic hope is a madcap scheme by a local landowner to build a beach resort.

September 11, 2009 | Rating: 3/4

This is the sort of film that will be lapped up by arthouse cinema lovers who thrive on films with bucketloads of atmosphere and a teaspoonful of plot.

June 20, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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