By Isaki Lacuesta
Feature film

In 1918 the poet and boxer Arthur Cravan disappeared without a trace in the Gulf of Mexico. Today, another boxer-artist, the film director Frank Nicotra, sets out on an investigation which will follow in the mysterious footsteps of Cravan from Switzerland to Mexico, passing through Paris, London and Barcelona, where he fought a legendary match against the world heavyweight champion, Jack Jonhson.


Produced by: Mallerich Films Paco Poch, Benece Produccions
With the participation of: Canal Plus, Arte, Pathé Archives
With the support of: ICAA, ICEC

Screenplay and direction: Isaki Lacuesta
Producer: Paco Poch, Xavier Atance
Delegated producers: Jordi Balló, Yves Jeanneau
Cinematography: Gerardo Gormezano
Film editing: Domi Parra
Art director: Maite Sánchez
Sound: Xavi Mas
Original music: Víctor Nubla
Songs: Pascal Comelade
Costume: Imma Rondan
Make-up: Raquel Espada


Frank Nicotra, Eduardo Arroyo, Maria Lluïsa Borras, Enric Casassas, Marcel Fleiss, Carles Hac Mor, Bernard Heidsieck, Le Diablo Mariachi, Merlin Holland, Juli Lorente, Adalaida Perillós & Le Cirque Perilleus, Pierre Pilatte, Humberto Rivas, Marian Varela, Ester Xargay


Year: 2002
Aspect ratio: 1:1.66
Language: Spanish/Catalan/French
Subtitles: Spanish, Catalan, French, English
Runtime: 97 min



“Gran Angular” Audience Award for Best Motion Picture at the International Film Festival of Catalonia, Sitges, 2002
“Citizen Kane” Award for Best New Director at the International Film Festival of Catalonia, Sitges, 2002
1200th Anniversary of Tudela Award at the Opera Prima Film Festival of Tudela, 2002
Best Opera Prima Award at RNE-Sant Jordi, 2003
“Vitoria” First Prize for Best Director at the Vitoria Festival
Jury’s Special Award at the Docupolis Festival, 2003
“Albatros” Critics Award at the Valencia Film and Short Film Competition, 2003