TONY MANERO

By Pablo LARRAÍN

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Drama - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CHILE, BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pablo LARRAÍN
    • Writer(s)
    • Alfredo CASTRO, Mateo IRIBARREN, Pablo LARRAÍN
    • Synopsis
    • Santiago de Chile, 1978.
      In the midst of the tough social context of Pinochet’s dictatorship, Raúl Peralta, a man in his fifties, is obsessed with the idea of impersonating “Tony Manero”, John Travolta’s 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’s 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’s 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’s secret police.
      “Tony Manero” is a story about loss, identity and obsession in the recent Chilean history.
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