The year is 1942, and the world is at war. Venezuela is the largest supplier of oil to the Allies and thus of strategic importance. Frank Moore, a communications specialist with the US army, travels to a small town on Venezuela’s Caribbean coast. He sets himself up in a cabin, not far from the residence of his superior, Commander Salvatierra. Frank’s mission is twofold: to protect oil tankers from possible U-boat attacks, and discover the identity of a Nazi spy within the Venezuelan army. Frank becomes friendly with Commander Salvatierra’s wife, the beguiling Venezzia, who is partially blind. Soon the two are engaged in a passionate affair. Meanwhile, Frank suspects that he is being monitored, and is accused of being the very spy he is meant to be tracking. Will he and Venezzia find the happiness they so desperately seek, or does tragedy await them?
(98mins) | Venezuela
Spanish, with English subtitles
Haik Gazarian was born in Venezuela in 1966, and is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a producer, photographer and talent manager with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He is also the director of a number of television programmes. Venezzia is his first feature-length film.