THE POTATO CARTEL

EL CARTEL DE LA PAPA

By Jaime ESCALLÓN

LABERINTO PRODUCCIONES - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2015

How to manage a drug cartel and survive to tell the story.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jaime ESCALLÓN
    • Writer(s)
    • Gerardo PINZÓN
    • Producer(s)
    • Alessandro ANGULO (Laberinto Cine y Televisión), Diana CAMARGO (Laberinto Cine y Televisión)
    • Synopsis
    • What would you do if you found out that in your family nothing is what it seems? That your parents have staged a charade from the time you were born? This is the story of Felipe Zipacón. A young actor, who returns to his country to bury his father, and faces a tougher reality that the grief itself. The family business, a company that exports potatoes, is a dummy company for a dangerous international mafia.
      Suddenly, this young dreamer was crowned as the boss of the Zipacón cartel by his father. Clearly, Felipe is not a gangster at all, and decides to face this challenge the only way he can: Acting. Acting will be a lifesaver when facing an unscrupulous uncle, a hot headed and ambitious cousin, a manipulative mother who is capable of turning in her own son just for money, to a lieutenant who’s always breathing on his neck.
      In this suicidal role, he will face the wildest dangers, particularly falling in love with someone he shouldn’t. He will break his principles and put himself at risk in the name of love. Felipe will have to make the performance of his life to survive his family’s ambition. There’s no rehearsal on this play, no second show, no place for mistakes. There’s only one chance to dedicate himself to what without a doubt will be the performance of his life… or death? We will only know when the curtain comes down.
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