R | | Comedy, Drama
American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1960s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there.
Philippe Vonlanthen, who met Bruce Robinson at a London book signing of his novel "The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Pennman" in 1999, was considered for the role of Digby.
This country was built on genocide and slavery. We killed all the black guys over here and then we shipped in new black guys of our own. And then we brought in Jesus like a bar of soap.
When Kemp and Sanderson talk at the dock the morning after Sanderson's fiancée refused to leave the nightclub, Kemp's hair is frizzy, unkempt, and blowing in the breeze. Sanderson says, "You blew it, Kemp." When the camera cuts back to Kemp, moments later, his hair is styled neatly.
English, Spanish, German
$5,135,369 (USA) (30 October 2011)
$13,100,042 (USA) (18 December 2011)
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