For a Dark Sense of Humor: Here’s the Deal (2013)
Lucky for me, the Spanish people I run into have always been good humored despite their accent never failing to come up in conversation upon meeting one. Alejandro Marzoa is no exception to Spanish good humor with his entry at this year’s Miami International Film Festival – Here’s the Deal.
Here’s the Deal follows the story of Manuel and Suso – two good friends who are down on their luck amidst Spain’s faltering economy. Suso used to operate a series of newsstands but began to lose revenue thanks to the growing popularity of non-print media (those damn Internetz!). Manuel – the owner of a crumbling construction company – is a widower with an adult daughter and a young son. In an effort to escape from the unfortunate reality of their lives, Manuel and Suso spend many an afternoon fishing but even seem to fail at that. One evening, after another fishing getaway turning up empty, they stumble upon a package washed ashore at the beach. Manuel inspects the contents to discover the white powdery contained within. A terrified Suso is soon convinced by the affable Manuel that the drugs are their key to financial stability – becoming an unlikely duo of cocaine cowboys.
Here’s the Deal went seemingly unnoticed at this year’s Miami International Film Festival, which is a shame because it is certainly one of this year’s hidden gems.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]