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“Me gusta mucho to cuerpo, ¿sabes? ¿Cuanto cuesta?”
Anne, a jet-setting French woman, meets Noeli, a young Dominicana who wanders around her town finding ways to make money from tourists. Anne falls deeply in love with Noeli and the feeling may be mutual.
But love is not easy. Not only is there an age gap, there’s a wealth gap that puts a strain on Noeli’s relationships at home.
Written and directed by husband-and-wife team Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán, “Dólares de Arena” was the Dominican Republic’s official entry at this year’s Academy Awards. Even though it didn’t get the Academy’s nod, it’s a must-see.