The Fever Dream cast features María Valverde, Dolores Fonzi and Germán Palacios. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Claudia Llosa’s 2021 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.
Based on Samanta Schweblin’s 2014 novel, Fever Dream explores the mysteries of an Argentinean village. A woman named Amanda arrives with her daughter Nina, and learns that most of the local children were born with deformities. The storyline follows Amanda as she becomes sick and interprets messages from a wandering soul. Here’s every main player in Fever Dream, otherwise known as Distancia de rescate.
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Fever Dream Cast: María Valverde as Amanda
Character Profile: The mother of a five-year-old girl named Nina. She visits a farming village and meets an enigmatic woman named Carola. Amanda becomes deathly sick, and tries to understand the past while receiving metaphysical messages from a boy who experienced a soul “migration.”
Valverde’s Resume: Ladrona in Thieves (2007), Babi in Three Steps Above Heaven (2010), Zipporah in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Carmen in Galveston (2018), Maca in Sounds Like Love (2021)
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Fever Dream Cast: Dolores Fonzi as Carola
Character Profile: The mother of a boy named David. The village local meets Amanda and reveals that she took her sick son to a spiritual doctor. Carola makes vague statements that ultimately make sense at the end of the main protagonist’s fever dream.
Fonzi’s Resume: Romina in The Bubbleman of My Life (2001), Elisa in In the Open (2011), Paula in Truman (2015), Paulina in Paulina (2015), Claudia in Claudia (2019)
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Fever Dream Cast: Germán Palacios as Omar
Character Profile: Carola’s husband, a horse breeder. He appears in the third act and tells Amanda’s partner, Marco, to look elsewhere for answers about his daughter, Nina.
Palacios’ Resume: Enzo Ferrero in Celeste (1991), Elías in Diary for a Tale (1998), Juan Antonio in Posdata (2006), Luciano in Possible Lives (2007), Arturo Urquiza in Impuros (2018-19)
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Fever Dream Cast: Guillermo Pfening as Marco
Character Profile: Amanda’s husband. He visits Carola’s partner and tries to understand what’s going on in the rural Argentinean village. Marco drives away, unaware of what he’s leaving behind.
Pfening’s Resume: Klaus in The German Doctor (2013), Rex Pardo in Supermax (2017), Nico in Nobody’s Watching (2017), Él in Foodie Love (2019), Félix in 10 Palomas (2021)
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The Fever Dream cast also includes Emilio Vodanovich (Blindado, Blood Will Tell), Marcelo Michinaux (Terapia Alternativa ), Cristina Banegas (Killer Women, The Two Popes) and Guillermina Sorribes.
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