WriterRene Arcos, Gilberto Villaroel Release dateOctober 2001 Music directorCarlos Cabezas, Diego Las Heras, Jeannette Paulin ScreenplayAndres Wood, Gilberto Villarroel, Rene Arcos CastTamara Acosta (Nelly), Luis Dubo? (Jorge), Emilio Bardi (Canuto), Maria Izquierdo (Leila), Patricia Lopez (Isabel) Similar moviesAndres Wood directed La Fiebre del Loco and Machuca
La fiebre del loco secuencia
La Fiebre del Loco(The Abalone Fever in Spanish) is a 2001 Chilean comedy.
The film is about infighting between visiting prostitutes and fishermen's wives in a small fishing village in rural Southern Chile that has become greedy and crazy for Chilean abalone. In Spanish the word loco has the dual meaning of Chilean abalone and crazy. The film's tagline was "Amor y avaricia en un mundo de buzos y moluscos" (Spanish for: Love and greed in a world of scuba and mollusks). The film's title in German was Das Loco-Fieber and English Loco Fever. In the film all hell breaks loose when the Chilean government temporarily lifts the ban on the collection of the Chilean abalone, a mollusk with aphrodisiacal effects.
Emilio Bardi - Canuto
Luis Dubó - Jorge
Loreto Moyo - Sonia
Luis Margani - Padre Luis (Father Luis)
Tamara Acosta - Nelly
María Izquierdo - Leila
Mariana Loyola - Paty
Patricia López (credited as Patricia López Menadier) - Isabel
Pilar Zderich - Denisse
Julio Marcone - Yukio
Realization and demonstration, on October 29, 2001, of the first digital cinema transmission by satellite in Europe of a feature film (La Fiebre del Loco) by Bernard Pauchon and Philippe Binant.