Tony Manero

Tony Manero
  • 2008
  • Chile / Brazil
  • 1h 37min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Alfredo Castro, Paola Lattus, Héctor Morales
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In 1978 Chile, 50-something-year-old Raul Peralta (Castro) spends his time watching 'Saturday Night Fever' and dreams of winning a Tony Manero (John Travolta's white-suited dancer) lookalike contest. Set against General Pinochet's installation and his embracing of American-style capitalism, Larrain's sophisticated and macabre film is a metaphor for identity crisis and masculine alienation.

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Tony Manero

2 Apr 20094 stars

DRAMA As any self-respecting Saturday Night Fever fan will tell you, Tony Manero is the name of the white suit-wearing dancer who made John Travolta a by-word for cool. The premise of Pablo Larrain’s sophomore movie is like a disco nightmare. It’s 1978…

Profile: Pablo Larrain

2 Apr 2009

Name Pablo Larrain Born 19 August 1976, Santiago, Chile Background Pablo Larrain studied film at the UNIACC university in Chile. After working as an assistant director on several films, he started to direct commercials. His debut film Fuga, about a…

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