Nicolás Molina and Antonio Luco
Los Castores
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Los Castores

Nicolás Molina and Antonio Luco

Los Castores

Derek and Giorgia are a young couple of biologists who arrive in the harsh lands of Tierra del Fuego to investigate a devastating beaver plague.

2014
66 min.
Chile
Spanish
Without subtitles

Projeccions

Nicolás Molina and Antonio Luco
Los Castores
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Datasheet

Show
Direction
Nicolás Molina and Antonio Luco
Executive Production
Francisco Hervé
Distribution
Panchito Films
Production
Rocío Romero, Francisca Barraza
Screenplay
Pablo Núñez, Antonio Luco, Nicolás Molina
Music
Ives Sepúlveda (Holy Drug Couple)
Post-production
David Bravo, Sonamos.cl
Synopsis

Derek and Giorgia are a young couple of biologists who arrive in the harsh lands of Tierra del Fuego in the Chilean Patagonia to investigate a devastating beaver plague that’s destroying the ecosystem in the area.

In 1946, fifty beaver species were introduced in the most southerly island in South America with the aim of promoting the fur trade. Almost 70 years later their huge voracity and the lack of predators has led to the beavers reproducing everywhere. They devour the tree trunks, they build dams in the middle of the rivers to make their lodges, they kill the plants that protect the penguins from the wind, and they turn the island’s wild nature into grazing fields.

The islanders hate the beavers deeply and sympathize with Derek and Georgia’s determination to put an end to the plague. However, they face a terrible enemy: beavers are camouflage experts, they work silently at night and disappear during daylight.

About the direction
Nicolás Molina

Nicolás Molina

Director

Nicolás Molina was born in 1985. He graduated in Film Making at the UC in Chile in 2009. His short f...

Antonio Luco

Antonio Luco

Director

Antonio Luco was born in 1986. He graduated in Film Making at the UC in Chile in 2009. He edited Man...

Awards and festivals

Sheffield Doc/Fest
UK, 2014
Best National Feature Film, Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia
Chile, 2014
Filmfest Hamburg
Germany, 2014
Göteborg Film Festival
Germany, 2015
DocsBarcelona
Spain, 2015
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