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The Ship of Fools

OT: La nave de los locos

Ricardo Wullicher // Argentina, 1995
Fiction Feature // FF2010



In a small town in Patagonia (Southern Argentina), a Mapuche Indian chief sets a tourist complex under construction on fire. He denies all attempts to defend himself. Locked up, he waits for the arrival of “Caleuche”, the Ship (Nave) of Fools (de los locos), a mythical figure of his ancestral strength which “made” him start the fire. An appointed lawyer, a white woman, comes to the chief’s defence, alleging the chief had acted in self-defense as the white man was building commercial structures on the sacred burial grounds of his ancestors, and continued doing so even after heated protests.


Ricardo Wullicher (*1948). Since his firstmovie Quebracho (1974) he is working as adirector, writer and producer in Buenos Aires.He is best known for his thriller La casa de lassombras (House of Shadows, 1976).



La nave de los locos

Fiction Feature


Argentinien Deluxe//FF2010



104 min


Ricardo Wullicher

Gustavo Wagner

Miguel Ángel Solá, China Zorrilla, Inés Estévez, Marisa Paredes

Fernando Sokolowicz, Ricardo Wullicher

Jaume Peracaula

Miguel Pérez

Luis María Serra

Alfredo Iglesias

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