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trinidad+tobago film festival 2010 screening

Year 2010
Duration 98 minutes
Type Dramatic feature
Country Venezuela
Language Spanish, with English subtitles
Director(s) Haik Gazarian
Rating 18 And Over
Contact www.venezzia.com


The year is 1942, and the world is at war. Venezuela is the largest supplier of oil to the Allies and thus of strategic importance. Frank Moore, a communications specialist with the US army, travels to a small town on Venezuela’s Caribbean coast. He sets himself up in a cabin, not far from the residence of his superior, Commander Salvatierra. Frank’s mission is twofold: to protect oil tankers from possible U-boat attacks, and discover the identity of a Nazi spy within the Venezuelan army.

Frank becomes friendly with Commander Salvatierra’s wife, the beguiling Venezzia, who is partially blind. Soon the two are engaged in a passionate affair. Meanwhile, Frank suspects that he is being monitored, and is accused of being the very spy he is meant to be tracking. Will he and Venezzia find the happiness they so desperately seek, or does tragedy await them?

Trinidad + Tobago premiere.

Awards: Best International Film (Manhattan Film Festival 2010); Best Historical Film (Sonoma International Film Festival 2010); Best Romance Film (Amsterdam Film Festival 2010);  Best Film (Affma International Film Festival, Los Angeles 2009); Best Screenplay (Affma International Film Festival, Los Angeles 2009);  Best Actor (Canada International Film Festival 2010); Best Actress (El Universo del Espectáculo, Venezuela 2009); Excellence in Filmmaking – Silver Lei Award (Honolulu International Film Festival 2010)


Date: Tue 31 Aug, 2010
Category: ttff news and features

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