La Florida is the typical summer apartment block of the Mediterranean, which in low season feels like part of a ghost town. Some people live in it in the winter, when nothing much happens, unless on any given night a dead man appears floating in the building’s pool.
Antonio, a dedicated detective who hardly has a life outside of his work, will be in charge of trying to solve the case that will turn his existence upside down.
This is the plot of La Florida by Victor Sanchez Rodríguez, A work that can be seen these days in Las Nieves del Español in Matadero (Madrid), starring Vito Sanz (Huesca, 1982).
In an interview with this newspaper, Huesca’s actor explains the key to the production: “There is a dead end a few apartments for rent on the waterfront. A Zumba teacher, an astrologer, a daddy’s boy, and a singer who only had one hit in her career. One of them is a murderer. It’s like The Monster Parade; It gives you something to look at, but you can’t help it.”
Vito Sainz gets into Antonio’s skin, a character that requires a lot of effort. “Heroes are too tired to do. I talk too much and am lazy. It’s a bad combination,” he jokes.
The Huesca actor admits that he has many things in common with this detective, who is “a bit of a hypochondriac and obsessive-compulsive.”
“I recognize this very much in myself. I am a gift to take home for Christmas dinner”, he confessed.
For Sanz, in this homage to the noir genre that describes a corrupt society, the great message is “how the suffering of all the characters unites them to survive”. in a montage that assumes “a combination between drama and comedy, just like in life”.
Another component of the work is mystery. ,I had no idea of the ending when I read the script, although it is also true that I went to remedial classes in school”, he says between laughs.
Accompanying him in this project are such famous actors as Silvia Marso or Francisco Reyes. ,I don’t like to speak well of my colleagues”, Sanjh joked. It will solve crime in Florida by January 22 in Madrid.