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Tony Manero

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Tony Manero

Tony Manero

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
98 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/03/09
performer:
Alfredo Castro, Paola Lattus
director:
Pablo Larrain
author:
Alfredo Castro, Mateo Iribarren
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

Raul (riveting Alfredo Castro), ?a psychopathic, sourpussed, middle-aged thug in 1970s Chile, becomes obsessed with the ?disco king immortalized by John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever in Tony Moreno, this expertly queasy-making drama from Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain. Dreaming of ?winning a Tony Manero look-and-dance-alike contest, Raul devotes most of his time to perfecting his act, and the rest of the time wreaking shocking violence. ?Larrain’s (literally) dark, edgy movie is a precise artistic commentary on Augusto Pinochet’s miserable regime, which was ?under way while Travolta gyrated. B+

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