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Pablo Larrain Double Feature (DVD)

Directed by : Pablo Larrain
Crew : Sergio Armstrong , Polin Garbisu , Juan de Dios Larrain
Available Date : 12/04/2012
Release Year : 2012
Running Time : 98
UPC : 738329108120
Country : Chile, Mexico, Germany
Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles, Spanish with optional English subtitles
Subject : Film and Media Studies - Latin America, 20th Century Politics - 20th Century Politics
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Tony Manero

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Raul Peralta, a middle-aged criminal in 1970's Chile, is obsessed the idea of impersonating Tony Manero, John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever. Every Saturday night, he unleashes his passion for the film's music by imitating his idol and leading a small group of dancers as they perform at a bar in the outskirts of the city. His dream of being recognized as a successful showbiz star is about to become a reality when a Tony Manero impersonating contest is announced on national television. However, his obsession to reproduce his idol's likeness and perfect his act drives him to commit a series of violent crimes and thefts, leading to shocking violence and murder.

Set during the tough social context of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, Tony Manero is an award winning thriller that Entertainment Weekly calls, "a dark, edgy movie."

Post Mortem

The second part of director Pablo Larrain's celebrated trilogy about Chile during the dictatorial reign of Augusto Pinochet, POST MORTEM is a "grim, intense, mordantly comic little film" (A.O. Scott, New York Times) about a civil servant transformed by the 1973 military coup.

Mario (Alfredo Castro, Tony Manero) is an unassuming state employee who transcribes notes during autopsies. Furtive and lonely, he becomes obsessed with his neighbor, the dancehall girl Nancy (Antonia Zegers), who is involved with a group of left-wing activists. With the coup, and the death of President Salvador Allende, Nancy's friends are hunted down, and Mario's hospital becomes clogged with the bodies of dissenters. Soon the violence filters into Mario's psyche, and he begins to break down, much like his country.

Following the brilliant Tony Manero (2008, available from Kino Lorber), and preceding the recently completed No (2012), Post Mortem is "a new and original vision of political terror" (J. Hoberman, Blouin Art Info) that remains urgently relevant to the repressive regimes of today.

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Two films from acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain in one collection. In TONY MANERO, a middle-aged thug obsessed with the disco king played by John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever splits his time between disco dancing and wreaking mayhem. In POST MORTEM, a morgue clerk’s obsession with a burlesque dancer plays out against the violence of Chile’s 1973 military coup.

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Tony Manero

  • Pablo Larrain - Director
  • Elsa Poblete - Actor
  • Hector Morales - Actor
  • Amparo Noguera - Actor
  • Alfredo Castro - Actor
  • Sergio Armstrong - Cinematographer
  • Polin Garbisu - Art Director
  • Juan de Dios Larrain - Producer

Post Mortem

  • Pablo Larrain - Director
  • Pablo Larrain - Writer
  • - Actor
  • Marcelo Alonso - Actor
  • Jaime Vadell - Actor
  • Antonia Zegers - Actor
  • Amparo Noguera - Actor
  • Alfredo Castro - Actor
  • - Actor
  • - Actor
  • - Actor
  • Max Monteillet - Executive Producer
  • Sergio Armstrong - Cinematographer
  • Polin Garbisu - Art Director
  • Juan de Dios Larrain - Producer

Reviews

"An indelible portrait of a sociopath with the soul of a zombie." - The New York Times

"Marvelously unhinged study of pop culture obsession." - The Village Voice

"Tough, impassive, marvelous" - Time Out London

"Continually intrigues" - Variety

"Utterly distinctive... takes TONY MANERO's sardonically macabre humor even further." — SIGHT & SOUND

"Begins as a deadpan comedy and ends as a harrowing tragedy." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"Larrain's breathtaking visual command makes for enthralling viewing." — Jay Weissberg, Variety

Awards

Best Film Istanbul International Film Festival
Official Selection Cannes Film Festival

Official Selection: Venice International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam Official Selection: Venice International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam

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