ESMERALDA BAY

Movie Details

Title
Esmeralda Bay
Director
Jess Franco
Actors
Robert Forster, George Kennedy, Fernando Rey, Ramon Estevez, Silvia Tortosa
Production
Eurociné
Runtime
1 h 30 min
Release Date
18 May 1989
Genres
Drama, War, Action
Overview
A priest secretly leads rebels in their struggle against the corrupt military dictatorship of the Central American country of Puerto Santo.
Producer
Marius Lesoeur, Daniel Lesoeur
Country
 France,   Spain
Certification
Author
Writer
Daniel Lesoeur, Jess Franco, H.L. Rostaine
Director of Photography
Original Music Composer
Luis Bacalov
Languages

Like many other Central american republics, Puerto Santo is threatened by civil war. Its president Ramos is weak and powerless. The actual ruler being ruthless and corruopt Colonel Madero. The guerillas are supplied with weapons by Wilson, one of Puerto Santo’s richest men. Linda, his wife, is Madero’s mistress, and reveals to him the arms shipments. The guerillas, however, suspect an associate of Wilson, an important member of the government, and murder him. In spite of President Ramos protests, Madero orders violent reprisals against the population. A CIA agent, whose aim is to help maintain democracy in Puerto Santo, decides that the time for an intervention of the US fleet cruising in the Carribean as come.

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