In 1973 Chile's democratically-elected socialist government was overthrown by a US-led coup that initiated the ruthless dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Using the politically unstable environment as a back-drop this visually arresting film observes the friendship between two teenage boys from very different backgrounds - Gonzalo, privileged and wealthy, and Machuca from the shantytowns of Santiago. Original and engaging this award-winning film offers no easy answers to one of the most complex periods in recent Chilean history.

Year: 2004
Genre: Drama, Foreign Language Films, Latin America Cinema, True Stories, Film Festivals 2005
Country: UK, France, Spain, Chile
Director: Andres Wood
Starring: Matias Quer, Ariel Mataluna, Manuela Martelli, Aline Kuppenheim, Federico Luppi
Duration: 121 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Latin America)



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