Santa Maria on Celluloid

For those Onettiphiles out there, I happened across a film of one of his short stories, Bad Day To Go Fishing. In fact, if you sign up to mubi.com, you can watch it here for free!! (One of a fairly large selection of mostly foreign-language films that are currently available for nada – for a limited time only).

Yes, there is Santa Maria, with the famous statue of its founder. – And the self-effacting doctor and poker player, who seems to have seen it all before, isn’t that Díaz Grey? – And it’s all so typical Onetti: – a stranger appears in Santa Maria, something of a hustler, a pimp, thinking to make his fortune … but soon everything is going wrong …

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