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That Pablo Larraín's upcoming feature film "No" is about advertising should not mislead you into thinking that the Chilean director is game for easy entertainment. His 2011 project, drug trafficking drama "Prófugos" (Spanish for “fugitives”), nonetheless does flirt with the tenets of popular entertainment -- it's a television series. Not that today’s TV is synonymous with shallow amusement, but Larraín's trademark signature is far from your average prime time fodder. To see how the "Tony Manero" director's unforgiving biopsies of the social body work on the small screen is far more than just a curiosity. At a time when more and more talent is finding in television a fertile ground for experimentation, Larraín's TV series debut is cause for excited interest. The first two episodes of "Prófugos" screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival as part of...

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