As Augusto Pinochet holds Chile in dictatorship, a 50-year-old man pursues his dream of impersonating John Travolta's character from Saturday Night Fever.

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Synopsis: Raul Peralta, a middle-aged criminal in 1970’s Chile, is obsessed the idea of impersonating Tony Manero, John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever. Every Saturday night, he unleashes his passion for the film’s music by imitating his idol and leading a small group of dancers as they perform at a bar in the outskirts of the city. His dream of being recognized as a successful showbiz star is about to become a reality when a Tony Manero impersonating contest is announced on national television. However, his obsession to reproduce his idol’s likeness and perfect his act drives him to commit a series of violent crimes and thefts, leading to shocking violence and murder.

Set during the tough social context of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, Tony Manero is an award winning thriller that Entertainment Weekly calls, “a dark, edgy movie.”

Genre

Drama | Crime

Rated

MA

Language

Spanish

Starring

Alfredo Castro...Raúl Peralta
Amparo Noguera...Cony
Elsa Poblete...Wilma
Hector Morales

Directed by

Pablo Larraín

Written by

Alfredo Castro
Mateo Iribarren
Pablo Larraín

Produced by

Juan de Dios Larraín

Awards

AWARDS

Special Jury Award – Warsaw International Film Festival, 2008
Grand Coral, First Prize – Havana Film Festival, 2008
Best Actor – Havana Film Festival, 2008
VVFP Award, 2nd Place – Village Voice Film Poll, 2008
Golden Tulip, Best Film – Istanbul International Film Festival, 2009
FEISAL Award – Buenos Aires Int. Fest of Independent Cinema, 2009
Best Actor – Buenos Aires Int. Fest of Independent Cinema, 2009
Altazor Award, Best Actor – Chileans Altazor Awards, 2009
Best Actor – Cinemanila International Film Festival, 2009
KNF Award – Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2009
Special Mention, Ibero-American Comp – Miami Film Festival, 2009


NOMINATIONS

Free Spirit Award – Warsaw International Film Festival, 2008
Best Film – Buenos Aires Int. Fest of Independent Cinema, 2009
Silver Ariel, Best Latin-American Film – Ariel Awards, Mexico, 2009


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Cannes Film Festival, 2008
Toronto International Film Festival, 2008
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, 2008
New York Film Festival, 2008
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, 2008
Turin Film Festival, Italy, 2008
Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2009
Foro Internacional de la Cineteca, Mexico, 2009
Helsinki International Film Festival, 2009
Tallgrass Film Festival, USA, 2009
Goteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, 2013

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