La Fiebre del Loco

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La Fiebre del Loco
Directed by Andrés Wood
Written by René Arcos
Gilberto Villaroel
Starring Emilio Bardi
Luis Dubó
Release date
  • October 2001 (2001-10)
Running time
94 minutes
Country Chile
Language Spanish

La Fiebre del Loco[1] (The Abalone Fever in Spanish) is a 2001 Chilean comedy.


The film is about infighting between visiting prostitutes and fishermen's wives in a small fishing village in rural Southern Chile that has become greedy and crazy for Chilean abalone.[2][3] In Spanish the word loco has the dual meaning of Chilean abalone and crazy. The film's tagline was "Amor y avaricia en un mundo de buzos y moluscos" (Spanish for: Love and greed in a world of scuba and mollusks). The film's title in German was Das Loco-Fieber and English Loco Fever. In the film all hell breaks loose when the Chilean government temporarily lifts the ban on the collection of the Chilean abalone, a mollusk with aphrodisiacal effects.[4]


  • Emilio Bardi - Canuto
  • Luis Dubó - Jorge
  • Loreto Moyo - Sonia
  • Luis Margani - Padre Luis (Father Luis)
  • Tamara Acosta - Nelly
  • María Izquierdo - Leila
  • Mariana Loyola - Paty
  • Patricia López (credited as Patricia López Menadier) - Isabel
  • Carmina Riego
  • Pilar Zderich - Denisse
  • Aldo Parodi
  • Julio Marcone - Yukio
  • Cristián Chaparro
  • Gabriela Medina
  • Carmen Barros
  • Marcela Arroyave
  • Claudia Hidalgo
  • Chamila Rodríguez
  • Pablo Striano
  • Camila Videla

Technical information[edit]

Realization and demonstration, on October 29, 2001, of the first digital cinema transmission by satellite in Europe[5][6][7] of a feature film (La Fiebre del Loco) by Bernard Pauchon[8] and Philippe Binant.[9]


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