Tony Manero (2008)

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In the midst of the though social context of Pinochet’ dictatorship, Raúl Peralta, a man in fifties, is obsessed with the idea of impersonating “Tony Manero”, John Travolta’ character in Saturday Night Fever. Raúl leads a small group of dancers regularly performing at a bar located in the outskirts of the city. Every Saturday evening, he unleashes his passion for the film’ music by imitating his idol. His dream of being recognized as a successful showbiz star is about to become a reality when the national television announces a “Tony Manero” impersonating contest. His urge to reproduce his idol’ likeness drives him to commit a series of crimes and thefts. In the meantime, his dancing partners, who are involved in underground activities against the regime, are persecuted by the government’ secret police. Tony Manero is a story about loss of identity and obsession in the recent Chilean history.

Título original: Tony Manero

Ano: 2008

Duração: 99 minutos

País: Chile

Cor: color, 35mm


Roteiro: Pablo Larraín, Alfredo Castro, Mateo Iribarren

Fotografia: Sergio Armstrong

Elenco: Alfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Héctor Morales, Paola Lattus, Elsa Poblete

Produtor: Juan de Dios Larraín