Mysterious Story of Dutch Couple's Local Troubles in 'Santoalla' Trailer

July 9, 2017
Source: YouTube

Santoalla Trailer

"And what do you think happened?" Oscilloscope Labs has debuted an official trailer for the acclaimed documentary Santoalla, described as a "a true crime film as gripping as Making a Murderer or Serial." The intimate documentary tells the story of a Dutch couple, Martin and Margo Verfondern, who moved to a remote Spanish village on the island of Santoalla to start a new life living off of the land. Things seemed to be great at first but eventually they had some conflicts with the local Spanish residents, and then one day Martin disappeared. This doc tries to investigate what happened and looks back at the story of this couple and their desire for a good life. "As this once forgotten landscape is thrust into the center of controversy, Margo finds herself searching not only for answers, but for the strength to persevere." This looks a bit scary.

Here's the trailer (+ poster) for Andrew Becker & Daniel Mehrer's documentary Santoalla, from YouTube:

Santoalla Poster

Progressive Dutch couple, Martin Verfondern and Margo Pool, had only one dream – to live off the land, far from the constraints and complications of the city. But, when they arrive in the remote, Spanish village of Santoalla, the foreigners challenge the traditions of the Rodríguez family, the only remaining residents, igniting a decade-long conflict that culminates in Martin's mysterious disappearance. Santoalla is directed by filmmakers Andrew Becker (a producer + former assistant editor) & Daniel Mehrer, both making their feature-length directorial debut. This first premiered at the Edinburgh and Hamptons Film Festivals last fall. Oscilloscope Labs will open Santoalla in select theaters starting July 19th this summer. Curious?

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


True, when you leave the big city, you just disappear, one way or another ...

shiboleth on Jul 9, 2017


Not a fun ending.

Carpola on Jul 9, 2017


Wait, really? Link with info? I'm intrigued...

Alex Billington on Jul 10, 2017


It's in Dutch Alex! They found the guys body by coincidence. A retarded guy was to blame, and his brother did cover it up . It was a little feud about some land owning. She still lives there, and forgave the perpetrator, because he was mentally ill...

ari smulders on Jul 10, 2017


I hope this is in the doc at the end... It always irks me when an updated part of the story isn't included in a doc. Like they just want to only show their story and not update us on the latest news. Interesting, thanks for the reply.

Alex Billington on Jul 10, 2017

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