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3,137 Ratings

Tony Manero

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Directed by Pablo Larraín
Chile, Brazil, 2008
Crime, Drama
      Spanish
      English

Synopsis

Santiago de Chile, 1978. In the midst of Pinochet’s dictatorship, Raúl Peralta, a man in his 50s, is obsessed with impersonating John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever. And his dream of being recognized is about to become a reality when the national television announces a contest.

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Pablo Larraín has been making politically cutting and darkly comic sharp autopsies of the past in his native Chile since this Quinzaine breakthrough. Tony Manero, a satirical psychological study and the first part of a thematic trilogy about life under Pinochet, is biting, confrontative cinema.

Synopsis

Santiago de Chile, 1978. In the midst of Pinochet’s dictatorship, Raúl Peralta, a man in his 50s, is obsessed with impersonating John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever. And his dream of being recognized is about to become a reality when the national television announces a contest.

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Tony ManeroDirected byPablo Larraín
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2008 | Directors' Fortnight
Village Voice Film Poll
2008 | 2nd place: Best Undistributed Film

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