Film to watch: The lighthouse of the orcas

The orcas are killer whales that are part of the family of dolphins

Netflix is one of the companies to have something to cheer about during this global lockdown on account of the corona virus or Covid-19 pandemic. Despite being the first one off the block, the company had been struggling for several years to increase revenue in line with the growth of OTT streaming content. Competition seemed to have taken a toll. But, in the midst of this lockdown, the number of subscriptions has gone up. Congratulations! Good to know someone is doing well in these difficult times.

I have been watching a lot of movies on Netflix. Most of the movies I selected turned out to be good. Here I am going to write about the best of the lot. Luckily, it’s for a family audience.

The movie is The Lighthouse of the Orcas. It’s a Spanish film. The orcas are killer whales that are part of the family of dolphins. A bit confusing, but I am not a specialist in these quarters. So, you will have to do your own research. All I understood clearly is that they are very good-looking hunters.

The film is about a forest officer Beto (played by Argentine actor Joaquín Furriel) who develops a close relationship with these fantastic beasts of the sea. The close relationship bit may sound good to you and me, but has the forest department of Argentina worried about raising the expectations of tourists who want to get close to the orcas.

This close but also forbidden relationship between man and animal is tested when a woman from Spain brings her autistic son to Patagonia in the hope of helping him come out of his cocoon.

As if the forest officer, the killer whales, the Atlantic Ocean, the Patagonian landscape and the touching story were not enough, the film features a horse that looks like the animal version of Brad Pitt.

Very difficult to go wrong with this film. Have fun!

Author: Dhiraj Shetty

Some people just love to travel. We all do this for our satisfaction. Quite often, what we see, don't see, hear, eat, experience becomes a talking point. We connect through our experiences on the road. This is where I connect with you. Welcome to my trip log. I am a journalist based in Bengaluru. I relish local food and conversations with people in places I visit. Yea... sometimes I guess people do wonder why is this chap clicking pics of his meal! I write some of my travel stories and about the food I try. And I hope all the silly, stupid and embarrassing things I do come of some use to fellow travellers. Thanks for reading. I would be happy to help if you need tips or guidance in south India. Most foreigners who visit India are drawn by the Taj Mahal, which is one of the wonders of the world, and the forts of Rajasthan in north India. I invite you to look beyond these two places, at south India. I will be writing about the interesting places in this highly developed part of India, where the people are better educated, enjoy a better standard of living as compared to the rest of India, have built a reliable network of roads and transport services, and can count on state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure. South India is safer than any other part of India. and the gateway to south India is Bengaluru (aka Bangalore). Where do you want to go in south India? Look for the interesting places. And, I would be happy to guide fellow travellers

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