The Girl on the Beach

When Sebastián thought he had found the love of his life, Lorena at the altar abruptly abandons him, but he does not give up and immediately sets out to find her and get her back, regardless of what it takes. In the midst of his desperate search, he arrives at the house they had rented for their honeymoon and there, he meets Valeria, the housekeeper, who is moved by his story and tries to help him win Lorena back. Lorena finally shows up at the house, but with Tomas, Sebastian’s best friend and groomsman, who gave in to the temptation of being with a woman like Lorena. A chain of entanglements, meetings and disagreements take place along the way, until Sebastian realizes that Valeria is the perfect woman for him because she accepts him just as he is. However, when he wants to express his love for her, Valeria gets scared, and this time she is the one who disappears. Now he must embark on a new quest to show her that they are meant for one another.

  • Carlos Caridad Montero
  • Fernando Martínez
  • Daniel Alfonso Rojas
  • Agustín Segnini
  • Daniela Alvarado
    Key Cast
  • Agustín Segnini
    Key Cast
  • Patricia Schwarzgruber
    Key Cast
  • Luis Olavarrieta
    Key Cast
    "Tomás "
  • Augusto Nitti
    Key Cast
    "Anzuelo "
  • Sergio Castillo
  • Luis Miguel Emmanuelli
  • Carlos Caridad Montero
  • Oswaldo Valladares
    Art Direction
  • Josué Humberto Saavedra
    Direct Sound
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Chica del Alquiler
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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  • Shooting Format:
    4K Ultra HD
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  • Comercial Exhibition

    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    June 1, 2023
    World Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Somos Films
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Carlos Caridad Montero

Carlos Caridad Montero is an award-winning multidisciplinary filmmaker who lives and works in Venezuela. He is a producer, director, and writer of “3 Bellezas” (Three Beauties), recognized with a dozen awards and screened at some twenty international festivals. This black comedy was commercially distributed worldwide and reached more than 100,000 viewers in Venezuelan movie theaters. Carlos Caridad Montero has also created documentaries and short films screened in the most important international festivals, from Clermont-Ferrand to the Cannes Film Festival.

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Director Statement

If the script for “The Girl on the Beach” has anything, it is dialogue. Many, abundant dialogues, as required by a fast-paced comedy that is respected. Going through so much spoken exuberance, I couldn't help but evoke the classic “His Girl Friday” by Howard Hawks.
In his film, Hawks set out to break the dialogue speed record, which until then was held by “The Front Page,” the film adaptation of the same work that serves as the basis for “His Girl Friday.”
As in Hawks' film, we want the dialogue in “The Girl on the Beach” to be fired at the speed of a machine gun. We want the characters to interrupt each other, make mistakes, ramble, repeat themselves, and overlap. But not only the agility of the dialogues will set the pace of the story. A staging as dizzying as the dialogues will reinforce the speed of the film.
But humor does not only live on speed. We want the camera placement, editing, photography, and art direction to support the comic effect, as in a Jacques Tati film. That humor depends not only on what is said, or how it is said. Not only about what happens but also about unusual and funny camera shots, about art elements that accompany the comedy.
We want a romantic comedy that goes from “Annie Hall” to “M. Hulot's Holiday,” with some of the craziness of “A Night at the Opera.” But don't lose sight of the romance.