Synopsis by Mark Deming
The directorial debut from Miguel Santesmases, La Fuente Amerilla (aka The Yellow Fountain) is a romantic thriller that also examines the harsh, often violent realities of life in Spain's Chinese community. Lola (Silvia Abascal) is half-Chinese and half-Spanish and no stranger to misfortune. She watched her mother and father die in an incident with Chinese gangsters, and her boyfriend recently shot himself to death while playing Russian roulette. Lola meets a new beau, a charming but shy young man named Sergio (Eduardo Noriega), and he agrees to help her as she tries to discover the truth about the death of her parents. While Eduardo Noriega here portrays Sergio as a quiet, bookish sort with a speech impediment, in Spain he's a major matinee idol who accepted this role as a chance to play against type.