Axel Anderson (December 11, 1929 – December 16, 2012) was a German-born actor, television producer and host very popular in his adopted homeland of Puerto Rico.
Anderson was born Axel Levy to a Jewish family in Berlin, Germany. In 1936 Anderson's family escaped the Holocaust by emigrating to Paraguay. Due to political instability in Paraguay, Anderson's family soon moved to Argentina. Anderson started acting as a teenager, working at the Teatro Alemán Independiente, a small theater troupe mainly composed of German expatriates who performed in German.During the 1950s, Anderson moved his young family to Bogotá, Colombia where he worked in theater. The family later moved to the Dominican Republic. During his time in the Dominican Republic, Anderson reportedly clashed with the politics of the Rafael Leónidas Trujillo regime, being forced to emigrate one more time. He and his family settled in Puerto Rico where they have remained ever since.
Movies & TV shows
A coming of age story about a 16-year-old boy who finds himself searching for escape in the island of Puerto Rico after his mother leaves him and his sister with his grandparents in a surf town. His f...
Determined to restore her dying father's reputation, Ana travels to the remote town of Rosales. Decades ago, he settled there and opened his first free clinic for cancer research. He launched an illus...
El detective Cojines
The story of a college professor obsessed with private eye novels who, following an accident, becomes a private investigator patterned after the movies and novels of the 40’s. Among the cases he inves...
A man is convinced his pregnant wife is a witch and that she is carrying an abomination in her womb.
Del cielo a la tierra
The story of Father Miguel Ángel, who has to face the parishioners' opposition to accept Father Lomba's retirement from the parish. Miguel Ángel will have to prove his worth as a priest when he is cor...
Jews in Space
Sixteen years after she gave him a farewell kiss, Santiago is reunited with his cousin and childhood sweetheart Luciana, when she returns home to Buenos Aires from New York. When their curmudgeonly gr...
A Place Within
Noah, an investigative reporter, finds himself in love with Yin, a friend for many years. Noah arranges a dinner where he will finally declare this secret love to her, but Yin is called away on busine...
During a visit to a tropical island, a man mysteriously disappears and his wife must lead her own investigation in order to find him.
Taínos: la última tribu
Sara, a young archaeology student, organizes an expedition to La Mora Cave. Guided by Yabey, Sara and her four friends, discover a hidden Taíno tribe, believed to be extinguished 500 years ago.
Amores explores the world of acting from its most basic and solitary form: the monologue. If only an actor, a text, and someone who hears it are needed to make an acting exercise, then Amores offers f...
There has been a grave massacre within a highly successful insurance company in Puerto Rico. The owners, a married couple, have been slaughtered along with their employees. While the police are invest...
Leyendas de Puerto Rico
A film narrative on Puerto Rican playwright and journalist don Cayetano Coll y Toste. Three of his most famous stories are reenacted: "El Santo Cristo de la Salud", "El Espíritu del Carretero", and "L...
A nightclub manager with financial problems accepts an offer to seduce another man's wife for money, and soon finds himself entwined in a web of double-crossing con artists.
An operator at a mobile pager company has her life turned upside down by a seemingly senseless abduction.
A scientist in the rain forest is trying to solve unexplained deaths while facing off against a land developer.
The Face at the Window
Sylvia is writing her first novel. This will uncover dark secrets from her family's past; a past that now returns to haunt her. Disturbing, strange, frightening ghost story set in an exotic Spanish co...
The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca
In the early days of the Spanish Civil War, renowned poet and political activist, Gabriel Lorca, went missing, and a journalist started an investigation into his disappearance.
A rival hired gun completes the job for an assassin who arrives at a funeral to kill a mobster. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decided to take one last job and return to civilian...
Shortcut to Paradise
The owner of the apartment building in Paradise, a small backwoods community in Puerto Rico, has been expecting a new person to be in charge of the building. The teenage gas station attendant was the ...
La guagua aérea
A comedy about ten Puerto Ricans looking for a better life. The film is about a trip to New York in the 1960's. It relates in a comical, yet poignant manner, the array of reasons each of the passenger...
A summit meeting of rival gangs, one predominantly Italian and the other a mix of Polish, Irish, and Italian mobsters, fails to resolve their differences, and gang war breaks out.
Luisa tenía razón
Explores concerns about uterine cancer and the value of the Pap Test in detecting this serious type of cancer.
In order to carry out a contract on a dictator in the Caribbean, a hit man hijacks a boat with a married couple aboard.
When Dan Crown arrived in San Juan to visit his brother, he was told that Alex had been murdered. Dan answered that he had no knowledge of his brother's affairs. Gina and Dan begin to investigate Alex...
Más allá del Capitolio
A small town celebrates the triumph of their revolution. Under the euphoria of the moment, the town's founder is declared a traitor and the destruction of his statue is decided by the people. A journa...
Palmer ha muerto
Palmer is a famous star that accidentally witnesses the murder of the producer of the show he is working in. Soon after, a mutilated body appears on the railroad tracks and everyone believes it is the...
The Other Road
The story of a widow who owns a coffee hacienda, focusing on the dynamics between her son and the man who romances her.
Everybody looks at Maruja, the most beautiful woman in the town. After the son of the mayor comes back from France, he also notices Maruja, setting forth events of love, jealousy, guilt, and anger.