By Gabriel DRAK


Black comedy - Development 2013

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
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    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gabriel DRAK
    • Writer(s)
    • Gabriel DRAK
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Flaco & Gordo have been the closest friends since their tender years. They have been together through thick and thin. Their friendship is so strong that when Gordo is offered a job as the innkeeper of a semi abandoned hotel in Pueblo Grande, a small hamlet lost between the hills and the sea, Flaco decides to come along and brings his whole family with him, against his wife’s will.
      The hotel is the last remnant of the lost splendor of what once was a luxury resort of international caliber. It had been bought by a group of Austrian millionaires that use it only during a few weekends every year, for unknown purposes.
      Amidst the quiet and the ever growing decline of Pueblo Grande, Flaco & Gordo spend their time gardening, doing synchronized swimming, thinking about writing a “script that they could sell to Hollywood” and growing hydroponic marijuana plants to sell, which is obviously their main source of income.
      Police inspector Chassale has suffered the worst betrayal: his best friend has stolen from him the well deserved opportunity of becoming National Chief of Police and he has also stolen his wife. To make sure that Chassale would never get in his way again, this so called best friend has banished Chassale by transferring him to Pueblo Grande. a small town with less than three hundred people and only two police agents, Nuñez and Sosa. This probably represents the end of Inspector Chassale’s brilliant career, a man known for his sharp sarcasm and rather unorthodox methods. The clash between the inspector and Gordo & Flaco is as inevitable as the differences in temperament between Nuñez, hard working and honest, and Sosa, who is both a corrupt agent and a womanizer.
      But it is the finding of a bag containing four million euros belonging to a Hungarian drug lord that sets off the worst conflicts between all these characters: from suspicion to betrayal, deceit to suicide, guilt to redemption. Because easy money comes at a very high cost and there are all too many people ready to pay that price.
    • Partners & financing
    • ALL
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2013
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