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La Mansión de Araucaima

La Mansión de Araucaima

La Mansión de Araucaima is a 1986 Colombian drama film written and directed by Carlos Mayolo. Its genre has been described as "Tropical Gothic." It is based in the tale of the same name by Alvaro Mutis.

Plot

Angela, a young model, is working on a TV commercial that is filmed in the countryside. Her boyfriend is part of the crew behind the camera. Not far from where they are shooting the commercial, there is a house named Araucaima, inhabited by six eccentric characters: Paul, a guardian, who patrols the property with his German Sheppard; Camilo, an impotent alcoholic pilot; a monk, with a passion for books; a black servant named Cristobal who does the daily chores; the Machiche, a mature voluptuous woman who keeps the men in the house under her control; and Graciliano "Don Graci", the pampered and corrupt owner of the house.