Surreal experimental film in which a foreign intelligence agent, known as El Gringo, investigates the presence of radioactivity in a lobster caught in a fishing village in the Caribbean. While taking a break at the hotel, a cat steals lobster. Very upset and distressed, El gringo went out into the streets of the town. In his search, as this happens, the camera is dedicated to conducting and presenting an entire visual environment report, which shows the dog, the woman who cooks, the children and comets, the fishermen at work, the heat, the streets deserted. —cinelatinoamericano.org
Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1928 in the small town of Aracataca, situated in a tropical region of northern Colombia, between the mountains and the Caribbean Sea. He grew up with his maternal grandparent – his grandfather was a pensioned colonel from the civil war at the beginning of the century. He went to a Jesuit college and began to read law, but his studies were soon broken off for his work as a journalist. In 1954 he was sent to Rome on an assignment for his newspaper, and since then he has mostly lived abroad – in Paris, New York, Barcelona and Mexico – in a more or less compulsory exile. Besides his large output of fiction he has written screenplays and has continued to work as a journalist.
From Nobel Lectures, Literature 1981-1990, Editor-in-Charge Tore Frängsmyr, Editor Sture Allén, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, 1993