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also known as Mal día para pescar

Bad Day to Go Fishing2009

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  • 4.0
Jacob van Oppen, formerly "the strongest man on earth," now a washed-up alcoholic, and his crafty manager, Orsini, make good money staging bogus wrestling matches in small South American towns. When this oddball duo arrives in the unassuming village of Santa Maria, business really takes off: the local newspaper sponsors the fight, and the quiet hamlet becomes plastered with posters announcing an open challenge to a worthy adversary. The ever-resourceful Orsini is sure he can find the right opponent to throw the fight, but fishing in Santa Maria yields a bigger catch than he'd hoped for.

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This may be THE BEST film I have seen on Fandor, to date. So well done. Great twist ending. Just a 5 star film in my book.

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This may be THE BEST film I have seen on Fandor, to date. So well done. Great twist ending. Just a 5 star film in my book.

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A very solid look at a wrestler past his prime looking to prove himself still unbeatable despite his age and alcoholism. The real crux is his manager who thinks there is a great comeback for the wrestler yet knows his prospects are dwindling. A film battling to find strength in more than the physical, with hints of wit to really balance it out.

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Really cool film that's environment and characters are colorfully drawn. These things paired with an intricate plot and good dialogue made this pro wrestling saga a pleasure to watch.