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Tony Manero (2008)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  28 August 2008 (Chile)
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A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever (1977).

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Alfredo Castro ...
Amparo Noguera ...
Cony
Héctor Morales ...
Goyo
Paola Lattus ...
Pauli
Elsa Poblete ...
Wilma
Nicolás Mosso ...
Tomás
Enrique Maluenda ...
TV host
Marcelo Alonso ...
The Rumanian
Antonia Zegers ...
TV producer
Diego Medina ...
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Cristián Ordoñez ...
TV security guard
Greta Nilsson ...
Cinema cashier
Marta Fernández ...
Assaulted old lady
Marcial Tagle ...
Glass seller
Freddy Huerta ...
Man with flyers
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A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever (1977).

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This film was shot on Super 16mm and blown-up to 35mm. See more »

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The "Members Only" jacket worn by Raul wasn't introduced until 1981, and the film takes place in 1978. See more »

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Title Card: [first lines]
Don Enrique: [subtitled version] And now we present our look-alike contest: 'The One O'clock Festival'
Security Guard: Wait here, please.
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Stayin' Alive
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TONY MANERO (dir. Pablo Larraín) The film is set in Chile during the fascist reign of Augusto Pinochet, and focuses on a man who is obsessed with John Travolta's discotheque super-star character in Saturday NIGHT FEVER. This might have been played for laughs, but Pablo Larrain's film is an evil fantasy of disco glory that portrays an obsessive and twisted character who is willing to kill to to fulfill his grotesque vision of acclaim. The frenzied violence in this film is so sudden and inexplicable that it literally takes your breath away. The film seems to present a subtle metaphor that compares the highly stylized nature of disco to the uncompromising fascist posturing of totalitarianism. ABSOLUTE MUST SEE


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