17-year-old Mariano finds a gun in his house and, in a thoughtless impulse, shoots himself twice. But he survives. Read More »
Tag Archives: Manuela Martelli
Like a Crashed Plane / Como un avión estrellado (2005) Ezequiel Acuña, Ignacio Rogers, Santiago Pedrero, Manuela Martelli, Comedy, Drama
Gauche, mumbling Nico works in a veterinary clinic run by domineering brother Fran, their parents having died in a plane crash. When Nico sees gardening student Luchi making a phone call, he becomes obsessed, and when she comes to have her pet rabbit operated on, he awkwardly attempts to try to win her over. Just when things seem about to take off, Luchi delivers the bad news that she’s leaving for Switzerland. Nico’s ne’er-do-well buddy Santi offers Nico advice about how to make it work with Luchi while himself stealing CD’s and pills from his mother.
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Machuca (2004) Andrés Wood, Matías Quer, Ariel Mateluna, Manuela Martelli, Biography, Drama, History
Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious “collegio” (Catholic prep school) St. Patrick to allow free admission of some proletarian kids. One of them is Pedro Machuca, slum-raised son of the cleaning lady in Gonzalo Infante’s liberal-bourgeois home. Yet the new classmates become buddies, paradoxically protesting together as Gonzalo gets adopted by Pedro’s slum family and gang. But the adults spoil that too, not in the least when general Pinochet’s coup ousts Allende, and supporters such as McEnroe.
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