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Tony Manero (DVD)

Directed by : Pablo Larrain
Crew : Sergio Armstrong , Polin Garbisu , Juan de Dios Larrain
Available Date : 05/18/2017
Release Year : 2008
Running Time : 98
UPC : 705105269818
Country : Chile
Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Subject : Film and Media Studies - Latin America, 20th Century Politics - 20th Century Politics
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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."

Publish Date : 2017-05-18
  • 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

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

Awards

Best Film Istanbul International Film Festival
Official Selection Cannes Film Festival

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