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Rafel is going through a hard time, his girlfriend left him and his grandma is sure disasters are a positive thing. Only his dog, Elvis, gives him comfort. One day he meets a new girl, only to have his girlfriend return. What will Rafel do? Could Elvis help him?
A solitary translator arrives in Brussels hooks up with a local colleague, whose flat he sublets while she’s away. An encounter with the cleaning lady, some threatening letters and the incessant ringing of the doorbell force him to reevaluate his connection to the world.
“A House in the Burbs” is a Gothic story with all the traditional paraphernalia of the genre updated to the present day: the abandoned mansion, the outside threat that really lurks inside and terrifying ghosts haunting the characters. And in the center of the story, a broken couple.
Cali in the sixties. Ricardo González loves going to the movies and desperately wants to share this with another person, but he suffers unexpected consequences. This is Caicedo at his best: solitude, alienation and great affection for everything that surrounds him.
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