E Leyenda di Buchi Fil

The story of the strongest of the slaves whose will was only crushed when he loses his beloved wife.

Director: GERMAN GRUBER, JR.
Title Cast: Peter Eikelenboom, Reggion Lichtenberg, Shahaira Mauricia
Curaçao | 2008 | Dramatic Short | 20 mins | Papiamento & Dutch with English subtitles | G

In E Leyenda di Buchi Fil (The Legend of Buchi Fil), Surinamese filmmaker, German Gruber, Jr. draws draws on an Antillean legend from the times of slavery.

Based on the poem “Balada di Buchi Fil” by Pierre Lauffer, the film tells the tale of the strongest slave that ever lived. Only when they sold his beloved wife, Mosa Nena, did his heart break. He commits suicide by jumping off a cliff, and sometimes the wind carries his last words: Mosa Neeeeena, Mosa.