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Video: The Beetle at the End of the Street

In this Fellini-esque comedy, a psychic fishmonger foresees Amadeo’s death, so his fellow villagers rally to give him the best final seven days for which one could ask.

Amadeo is a good person. He lives in a small village in Valencia, and since his wife died, he has sacrificed himself taking care of his father-in-law, Agustín, who is disabled. As a result, he doesn’t participate much in the village’s social life. One day, Lolín the fishmonger has a magic foresight while decapitating an eel: Amadeo has only seven days to live. This fact sets in motion a series of events that will change his life completely.

(with English subtitles)

Director: Joan Vives

Director of photography: Artur Cruz

Editor: Guiu Vallve

Screenplay: Joan Vives

Music: Arnau Bataller

Cast: Alfred Pico, Carme Juan, Alexandra Lacait

Art Director: Lluna Marti

Producer: Aina Gracia, Marc Barrio

Production: Escac

Running time: 18 minutes

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screenshot from film

4 comments on “Video: The Beetle at the End of the Street

  1. patriciarmcmillen
    October 17, 2022

    Where did you find this? It’s gorgeous! Thank you!

    Patricia McMillen She/her @whitequeen6tova

    Sent from my iPhone



    • Vox Populi
      October 17, 2022

      I look at dozens of short films every week, so you don’t have to.




  2. lenikem
    October 16, 2022


    Liked by 1 person

    • Vox Populi
      October 16, 2022

      Yes, delicious is the right word, not only for the delicious irony of the story, but also for all the food images in the film.


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