AFI Latin American Film Festival

Closing Selection: SUBMERSIBLE (2020) [SUMERGIBLE] plus Q&A

Expired October 8, 2020 3:45 AM
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Closing Selection

Followed by a recorded Q&A with filmmaker Alfredo León León.

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Ecuadorian filmmaker Alfredo León León's (OPEN WOUND) taut, expertly calibrated thriller takes place entirely aboard a cramped, makeshift submarine on a drug run from the coast of Ecuador toward North America. When mechanical issues leave the submarine on the verge of sinking and losing its precious cargo, the three crew members —Kleber (Carlos Valencia, RATAS, RATONES, RATEROS), Aquiles (José Restrepo, THE BALLAD OF HUGO SÁNCHEZ) and Félix (Leynar Gómez, THE AWAKENING OF THE ANTS, NARCOS) —are forced to open the sealed cargo cabin to redistribute the weight and save the vessel, an action they have been warned is forbidden at all costs. It is soon clear that drugs are not the only thing the crew have been paid to traffic. Hidden among the 10 tons of cocaine they are transporting, the men are shocked to discover a young woman (Colombian actress Natalia Reyes, BIRDS OF PASSAGE, TERMINATOR: DARK FATE), bound, gagged and barely conscious. Nicknaming her La Reina, the three men are unsure how to handle their newly discovered charge, and just as disagreements about what to do become increasingly heated, La Reina begins calculating plans for her escape. With tensions mounting and conditions deteriorating inside the tiny capsule, the goal of delivering the goods is gradually superseded by a more visceral and immediate need to survive. Official Selection, 2020 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. DIR/SCR Alfredo León León; SCR Daniela Granja Nuñez; PROD Sebastián Cordero, Juan Pablo Solano, Arturo Yepez. Ecuador/Colombia, 2020, color, 100 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    100 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Ecuador, Colombia
  • Rating
  • Note
    With English subtitles
  • Director
    Alfredo León León
  • Screenwriter
    Alfredo León León, Daniela Granja Nuñez
  • Producer
    Sebastián Cordero, Juan Pablo Solano, Arturo Yepez
  • Cast
    Natalia Reyes, José Restrepo, Leynar Gómez, Carlos Valencia