El Calambre

Written and directed by Matías Meyer



Julien, a young french comedian, disembarks in Chacahua, a fishing community in Mexico’s Pacific coast. His spiritual search, framed by stunning natural scenery, barely conceals his social failure. He is adrift in a world that is completely foreign to him. Then he meets Pablo, a local fisherman who will guide him towards spiritual healing.


Julien Cottereau

Pablo López

Technical info

Original title: El Calambre

Country: México 

Release: 2009

Original language: Spanish

Length: 92 min

Category: Fiction

Genre: Drama



Written and directed by  Matías Meyer

Adapted from the story by Gao Xingjian “The Cramp”

Producers Paola Herrera, Matías Meyer and Alexandre Perrier 

Coproducers Gerardo Morán, Jean Meyer, Alain Coletta and Alejandro de Icaza

Director of Photography Gerardo Barroso

Art Director Nohemí González

Editor León Felipe González and Matías Meyer

Original music Galo Durán

Sound Design Alejandro de Icaza

Company credits

Produced by Axolote Cine, Una Comunión, Kidam


Morelia International Film Festival - Mexican Premier. Mexico 2009

Rotterdam International Film Festival - International Premier. The Netherlands 2010