In a small village in Paraguay, odd-job man David is looking after the house of someone who has gone abroad. When a large, long package is delivered one day, David can’t suppress his curiosity. It turns out that it contains a metal detector. David, who is short of cash, immediately jumps in with both feet.
Like many other Guaraní, David believes in the ‘myth of the hidden gold’. The bloody War of the Triple Alliance (1865-1870) cost the lives of more than half the population of Paraguay. Many are supposed to have buried their jewels and other valuables before they fled or died; fortune hunters are still digging to find them. But David’s quest only leads to insanity and doom.
Rotterdam-based director Enrique Collar again returned to his homeland for his third feature. His background as a painter is obvious in the meticulous compositions; the beautiful camerawork sometimes looks documentary, occasionally lyrical and poetic.

Filmmaker
Enrique Collar
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Paraguay, Netherlands
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
75’
Language
Guarani
Producer
Enrique Collar, Andre Schreuders
Production Company
AreachikaCine, AS Film
Sales
Enrique Collar
Writer
Enrique Collar, Juan Marin
Cinematography
Christian Núñez
Editor
Andre Schreuders
Production Design
Nelson Silva
Sound Design
Magali Apodaca
Cast
Christian Riveros, Eladia Vázquez
Website
https://costadulce.wordpress.com