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Chile, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Vengeance Is Mine)

Director: Pablo Larraín


“A magnificently deranged study of overboard pop-culture fandom.” - Slant Magazine

Set during Chile's darkest days under the Pinochet regime, Tony Manero follows a Saturday Night Fever-crazed loner, whose life ambition is to emulate John Travolta's disco character. His pathological quest to imitate his fictional hero leads him to commit increasingly brutal acts, eliminating anything and anyone that gets in his way.

A captivatingly grotesque profile of obsession set against the backdrop of life under Pinochet's totalitarian rule, Tony Manero premiered at the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes in 2008.

“A suggestive commentary on the way that societies retreat into fantasy and denial in times of repression.” - Screen International

D Pablo Larraín P Juan de Dios Larrain S Pablo Larrain, Alfredo Castro, Mateo Iribarren Dist Vendetta Films L Spanish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

See also...


Chile, 2012
“An absorbing account of one country's unlikely route from oppression to democracy.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Revolving around Chile's 1988 referendum on the Pinochet regime, this brilliant behin… More »


Chile, 2010
"A radioactive atmosphere of pure, nauseous evil." - Guardian ... Fans of filmmaker Pablo Larraín's Tony Manero (MIFF 2009) will appreciate his even more unnerving follow-up, set against the backdro… More »

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