JOHN ONOFRE MARIMÓN, a Venezuelan
director, is hired to direct a feature film to be shot in the Amazonian jungle. The shooting conditions are so extreme that
the leading lady abandons the shoot. WILLIAM WATERS (WW), the American producer, orders them to move to Caracas where they can
reconstruct a jungle.
a Uruguayan actor and leading man, seems is a combination of Indiana Jones and Batman. WANDA, a Colombian actress is lascivious
and sensual and loves to hang from the ceiling while playing a vampire. CRISTOFUÉ from Caracas is a dancer and a mime.
WILLIAM is a Mexican and a special effects specialist. TWEEDLEDUM and TWEEDLEDEE are two cooks, sort of a Greek chorus who
speak Spanish and often in Latin. EVA is Texan, Ex Playboy Bunny and topless dancer. At first she appears
to be a dumb blonde, but promptly grows into an intelligent and sensitive woman.
Odd situations keep happening on the set. Four men attack Marvin, who reacts
as a karate expert. RAMON (the man shooting the “making of”) is captured inside special effects net. An actor
playing a SKIN HEAD is bitten by a snake and dies. A TENOR, suffocates while singing a High C. A gloved hand pushes a HMI film light that falls on BUTTERFLY, THE INSURER who has come from London to investigate. The insurance company offers a reward to the person that can prove that the
accidents have been murders. JACINTO
MERENGUE, a policeman who loves magic, also investigates the deaths. As he comes unto the set, he meets Eva and becomes enamored
with the star. THE SHADOW OF A SPECTATOR appears and he makes it known that he wishes to gain part of the reward. THE CAMERAMAN
AND THE FOCUS PULLER search for clues. They pick up a package, which explodes as they both die.
A false parrot drinks beer, and a carnivorous plant eats the parrot and burps. In the midst of great chaos arrives
ANDREAS MACHIN, a well-known film critic. He determines that the result of what they are shooting in a “wonderful madness”
and a new style. John is happy and surprised with the critic’s opinion. He decides to “exaggerate the defects”.
Andreas arrives, a bit drunk, at this hotel room. He dances around the room as he undresses and in one of the turn, falls
through the window and to his death.
The producer gives a press conference where
he accuses the director and RÊVE, his AD, as responsible of all that is happening. This generates in the audience and
the shadow proposes new clues.
The special effects technician talks with the
producer. They are both part of a band of international delinquents that sell arms and cocaine under the cover of the film.
They decide to flee Venezuela to Nigeria where they can keep on with their trade. The insurance man divides the reward between
the participants of the film. The whole “troupe” celebrates and dance a Calypso, Bollywood style, in
front the painted jungle. The dead as well as the living dance together.
CARLOS ANTONIO LEON,
ANDRES AGUIRRE ,
LUKE GRANDE ,
EL GOYO REYNA,
JOHANNA GONZALEZ ,
MARIA MERCEDES BARRIOS,
FRANCISCO DENIS ,
DIMAS GONZALEZ ,
LUIS ARMANDO ROCHE