The Bonapelch Case
(El Caso Bonapelch)
In this thriller based on a true story, fiction and reality merge to the point where the line between them is blurred. Guido Santini, a detective from New York, arrives in Montevideo in 1933 to help solve the most famous crime of the era. On April 29th of that same year, powerful industrialist José Salvo was run over, and the man who did it has been set free. However, rumor has it that Ricardo Bonapelch, Salvo’s son-in-law, was behind the “accident” so he could inherit Salvo’s fortune and save himself from bankruptcy after a series of bad business decisions. Santini finds Uruguay to be different than he remembered: only three months earlier, on March 31st 1933, there was a coup d’etat and the dictator Gabriel Terra came to power. To make things worse, Terra and Bonapelch are close friends.