30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Ship of Fools Argentina 1995 | 104 min | OV | Colour | FF 2010

Ricardo Wullicher

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).

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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.
Original title: La nave de los locos
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Ricardo Wullicher
Screenplay: Gustavo Wagner
Cast: Miguel Ángel Solá, China Zorrilla, Inés Estévez, Marisa Paredes
Producer: Fernando Sokolowicz, Ricardo Wullicher
Director of Photography: Jaume Peracaula
Music: Luis María Serra
Production Design: Alfredo Iglesias
Editor: Miguel Pérez
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
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