“Few would describe the late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet as a homicidal disco dancer, but Pablo Larrain’s period allegory makes a stunning case for comparison.” – Time Out (New York)
Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival (Directors’ Fortnight), New York Film Festival
As Augusto Pinochet holds Chile in the grip of dictatorship, a fifty year old man obsessed with John Travolta’s character from Saturday Night Fever imitates his idol each weekend in a small bar on the outskirts of Santiago — all the while committing an increasingly violent series of crimes and thefts in order to reproduce his matinee idol’s persona.
Chile/Brazil, 2008, 98 min.
In Spanish with English subtitles
Available in 35mm and digital formats