Shipwreck / Naufragio

country, year

Spain/Germany, 2010



running time


directed by

Pedro Aguilera






Robinson is shipwrecked off the coast of the extreme south of Spain. After a tremendous struggle in the stormy waters, he manages to reach the safety of the shore and save his life. He is an anonymous exile in a foreign land, just like so many other thousand of black Africans. Robinson manages to find some work in one of the many large greenhouses that grow fruit and vegetables along the coast of Almeria, but his condition as an immigrant without papers is precarious and he decides to move further inland. Robinson’s mind is troubled with interior voices, spirits that control and confound him. In order to free himself from them, he must fulfil a mission: to kill a man.

about the author

Pedro Aguilera was born in 1977 in San Sebastian, Spain. At the University Complutense of Madrid, he finished the Study of Fine Arts. He started his film career as an author and producer of several short films; as an assistant director he worked with Carlos Reygadas and Amato Escalante. His first feature film is La Influencia (2007).