|German title||Sand dollars|
|Original title||Dólares de Arena|
|Country of production||Dominican Republic , Mexico , Argentina|
|original language||English , Spanish|
|Age rating||FSK 0|
|Director||Israel Cárdenas , Laura Amelia Guzmán|
|script||Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán|
|music||Ramón Cordero , Edilio Paredes|
|camera||Israel Cárdenas, Jaime Guerra|
Sand Dollars (Original title: Dólares de Arena ) is a Latin American drama film directed by Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán . The film had its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival . The official German theatrical release was on December 10, 2015.
The film tells the story of Anne, a French immigrant, and the native Noeli in the Dominican Republic . Together with her boyfriend Yeremi, Noeli has been trying to earn a living on the beach for years at the expense of wealthier tourists. But her only constant customer is the much older Anne. While she hopes to get to Europe through the relationship, Anne longs for the love and security of a partner. However, when Noeli becomes pregnant unexpectedly by her boyfriend, her plan is shaken. As a father-to-be, Yeremi no longer wants her to leave him with his child, whereas Anne inevitably feels confronted with just being part of a plan.
Sand Dollars is the fourth joint film by the directing duo Cárdenas and Guzmán, who are also privately married and together run the film production company Aurora Dominicana .
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- Jean-Noël Pancrazi, Les dollars des sables (Gallimard). In: franceculture.fr. France Culture, accessed on March 2, 2016 (fr-fr).