THE MUDDY

EL EMPANTANADO

By Felipe ECHAVARRIA

PROYECCION FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Post-Production 2013

Journalist, Juan Gaviria, escapes after nearly three years in captivity at the mercy of guerrillas only to discover an altered version of the life he once lived. Now, while on vacation in the Florida Keys, he must decide whether to punish or forgive his best friend, himself and his wife.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, Thriller
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Felipe ECHAVARRIA
    • Writer(s)
    • Felipe ECHAVARRIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Maggie DRAYTON (CineStation), Juan Pablo SOLANO (Proyección Films), Simon BELTRÁN (Proyección Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Armed-conflict journalist, Juan Gaviria, escapes after more than three years in captivity at the mercy of Colombian Guerillas. Gaunt, muddy, and tormented he returns to his home in Bogota, only to discover an altered version of the life he once lived. Juan’s best friend and college roommate, Daniel, an American who was once a Latin America correspondent, has found himself unemployed and in the midst of a divorce. More unsettling, Juan has received confirmation of rumors regarding his marriage. His wife, Andrea, has admitted having an affair with Daniel in her husband’s absence. Yet, not being free of sin, Juan decides to forgive.
      At Juan’s insistence, to prove that there are no hard feelings, he and Andrea accompany Daniel to Key Largo on a scuba diving weekend, a trip that was once a tradition between old friends. While staying in an isolated, dive motel, Heili, a local teenager wiser than her years, intersects the triangle and forces Juan to relive dark memories from his captivity and escape. The vacation leads Juan, Andrea, and Daniel to the realization that their relationships were never as sincere as they wanted to believe.
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