• 2016
  • Chile / Argentina / France / Spain / US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Alfredo Castro
  • Language: Spanish

Chile, 1948: when President Gabriel Gonzalez Videla (Castro) outlaws communism, poet and communist politican Pablo Neruda (Gnecco) has to go into hiding, with cop Oscar Peluchonneau (Bernal) on his trail. Director Pablo Larraín highlights a dark period in Chile's past, using a comical approach to add emphasis to the unsettling nature of the situation, making the film both entertaining and insightful.

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Chilean director Pablo Larraín turns his attention to the titular poet-diplomat in this playful biopic

Hardworking Chilean director Pablo Larraín follows recent Oscar-contender Jackie with a playful, provocative reflection on the travails of poet-diplomat Pablo Neruda during the early days of the Cold War. Neruda illuminates a dark period in Chile's past…

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