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TONY MANERO


Year: 2008
UK: Network Releasing
Cast: Alfredo Castro, Paola Lattus, Hector Morales, Amparo Noguera, Elsa Poblete
Director: Pablo Larrain
Countries: Chile / Brazil
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
UK: 97 mins
UK Certificate: 18 contains infrequent explicit and strong sex
UK Release Date: 10 April 2009 (Limited Release)
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Synopsis

Mixing disco with political allegory and TAXI DRIVER-style psychosis, this uncompromising drama is set in Santiago, Chile, during Pinochet's dictatorship.

Raul Peralta (Alfredo Castro) is middle-aged but is obsessed with John Travolta's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER character Tony Manero. He fanatically watches the film over and over again and leads a disco troupe in a white suit and stack heels.

When Raul hears about a televised 'Manero' look-alike competition, his obsession completely takes over his life and leads this antihero into some very dark places.










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