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The Strategy of the Snail

Country: Colombia
Release Date: 25 December 1993
Genre(s): Comedy
Director: Sergio Cabrera
Cast: Humberto Dorado, Florina Lemaitre, Fausto Cabrera, Frank Ramirez and Victor Mallarino
Awards: Berlin International Film Festival; Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema; Bogota Film Festival; Habana Film Festival; Huelva Latin American Film Festival; Valladolid International Film Festival

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The Strategy of the Snail

La Estrategia del Caracol - sceneThe Strategy of the Snail (Spanish: La Estrategia del Caracol) is a 1993 Colombian comedy-drama film directed and produced by Colombian filmmaker and director Sergio Cabrera. The film is starred by Frank Ramirez, Florina Lemaitre, Humberto Dorado, Fausto Cabrera and Carlos Vives. The film is a winner of the Berlin International Film Festival and the Biarritz Film Cinema Festival of Latin America. The film deals with the hardships of low income class families in Bogota, the breach between rich and poor and their interactions in a highly stratified social system.


Plot

The story is told in flashback. In Colombia there is a law that states if an abandoned estate is occupied by squatters for a certain period of time, the land becomes theirs  ( at the turn of the century, many wealthy landowners left their farms as the country became urbanized). The law becomes the basis of conflict when the original owners of the 48 room mansion the Olive House, aka “The Coop” by the squatters, come to reclaim it. The squatters resist. A lawyer delays the eviction. Meanwhile a former theatrical stage manager devises an ingenious plot. The tenants, using pulleys and levers, take apart the house leaving only the facade. As they work, the personal quirks of each squatter and his or her relationship with the others are revealed.


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Data Sheet

Directed by: Sergio Cabrera
Produced by: Sergio Cabrera and Salvo Basile
Written by: Humberto Dorado based on a story by Ramon Jimeno
Cast: Humberto Dorado, Florina Lemaitre, Fausto Cabrera, Frank Ramirez and Victor Mallarino
Running time: 107 min
Release date: 25 December 1993
Country: Colombia
Language: Spanish

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The Strategy of the Snail
The Strategy of the Snail (Spanish: La Estrategia del Caracol) is a 1993 Colombian comedy-drama film directed and produced by Colombian filmmaker and director Sergio Cabrera. The film is starred by Frank Ramirez, Florina Lemaitre, Humberto Dorado, Fausto Cabrera and Carlos Vives. The film is a winner of the...
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