Crab Trap

Daniel is a young man looking to flee the country. He makes his way to the coast, where he encounters an Afro-Colombian community. While waiting for a boat, he is drawn into the languid rhythm of life and the village intrigues. He also comes into conflict with a fellow outsider, who is in this remote area intent on building a tourist resort. An atmospheric and poetic film, told with an almost documentary-like realism.

Crab Trap (2009)




Spanish with English subtitles




Oscar Ruiz Navia

Oscar Ruiz Navia

Oscar Ruiz Navia

Oscar Ruiz Navia was born in Calí, Colombia, and studied at the National Film and TV School of Colombia. He created his own production company, Contravía Films, in 2006. Crab Trap, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, is his first feature film.

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