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9 Ratings

A Fish Out of Water

Los peces fuera del agua

Directed by José David Calderón
El Salvador, 1969


Olivia is a disturbed woman who shows some signs of amnesia and madness. Accompanied only by Esther, she fantasizes that some day her beloved Julio will return, but he only writes her letters.

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A Fish Out of Water Directed by José David Calderón

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  • francisca bacon's rating of the film A Fish Out of Water

    When you spend days without speaking to a fellow being or just address someone who gradually became your double, whose independence outside yourself you doubt, Ego unfurls a massive force. Conversation gives the measure of our smallness. Solitude intensifies it, but in a way that our smallness ain't smaller than the world's, which shrinks and stoops beyond the limits of the living quarters. El Salvadorean hikikomori.