THE RETURN

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THE RETURN OF MR. ROQUE THIELEN
TO THE ISLAND OF AKARE-MERÚ
(In Development)
A film by Jorge Thielen Armand
100 min.
Venezuela
Spanish


DIRECTOR
Jorge Thielen Armand


PRODUCERS
Rodrigo Michelangeli
Manon Ardisson
  Rodolfo Cova
Felipe Guerrero
Marleen Slot


PRODUCTION COMPANIES
La Faena
Ardimages
Factor RH
Mutokino
Viking Film


WITH THE SUPPORT OF
TIFF Writer's Studio
Tribeca Film Institute Latin America Fund
BAFICI - Buenos Aires Lab, ARTE Cinéma International Prize
Ibermedia
Cine Qua Non Lab
Guadalajara IFF - Co-Production Meeting

THE RETURN OF MR. ROQUE THIELEN
TO THE ISLAND OF AKARE-MERÚ

Following the economic collapse of Venezuela, Roque sets out to the Amazon in hopes of finding a sanctuary for a new attempt to get sober, and an opportunity for work by rebuilding the tourist lodge he was forced to abandon 12 years earlier. Upon arrival, he finds the lodge in complete disrepair, and the surrounding indigenous community now corrupted by nearby illegal gold mining.

With his means to survive and rebuild depleted, Roque seeks an easy solution in an old friend’s offer to join his mining operation. As Roque quickly succumbs to the corruption around him, his actions ultimately lead to two choices: die by the hands of the people he wronged, or escape through the jungle to find a new start elsewhere.

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El retorno del sr. Roque Thielen a la isla Akare-Meru 2