CUNY TV logo


This edition: Bad Day to Go Fishing (2009)

Online media for this episode is not currently available on our website.

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 20, 2017.

First aired: December 16, 2017.

(110 min., Uruguay, Spain / 2009 / Drama-Comedy / Spanish with English Subtitles) A film by Alvaro Brechner. Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on earth and his crafty manager, Orsini, make a good living by traveling around small South American towns, organizing wrestling exhibitions in run-down theaters. Once this oddball pair disembarks at the village of Santa Maria, business really kicks off: the local newspaper sponsors the fight and helping hands placard posters announcing an open call for a worthy adversary. Ever so resourceful, Orsini knows how to find the right combatant, but fishing in Santa Maria could lead to a bigger catch than he'd hoped for.

Discussion guest: Carlos Riobo, The City College CUNY

Guest List

Carlos Riobó Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures, The City College/CUNY