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La frontera (1991)

 -  Drama  -  25 October 1991 (Chile)
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A Chilean teacher, Ramiro, is sentenced to internal exile in a southern town where tidal waves often appear. He falls for a woman, Maite, whose father asks him to take her away. Although he... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricio Contreras ...
Ramiro Orellana
Gloria Laso ...
Maite
Alonso Venegas ...
Delegate
Sergio Schmied ...
Secretary
Aldo Bernales ...
Diver
Héctor Noguera ...
Father Patricio
Patricio Bunster ...
Don Ignacio
Aníbal Reyna ...
Detective robusto
Sergio Hernández ...
Detective delgado
Elsa Poblete ...
Laura
Sergio Madrid ...
Gutiérrez
Joaquin Velasco ...
Hernán
Griselda Núñez ...
Sra. Hilda
Eugenio Morales ...
Assistant Driver
Raqual Curilem ...
Bar Owner
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A Chilean teacher, Ramiro, is sentenced to internal exile in a southern town where tidal waves often appear. He falls for a woman, Maite, whose father asks him to take her away. Although he gets his freedom he doesn't leave and when the water rises, Maite and her father die, and Ramiro flees to the hills. Written by Pedro Muga <ppnma@iusanet.cl>

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A lesson of good cinema
15 June 2001 | by (Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This movie teaches us a lot of useful things. First: making good movies about political issues is possible. Second: You can make a good chilean movie about chilean aspects of chilean life (many chilean directors want to do French, Italian, or New York look-like movies, ashamed of their own roots). Third: You can a good movie about political issues, about Chilean stuff and have success in both theaters and critic. A very human and poetic love story during the Pinochet's dictatorship is shown in La Frontera, when oppositors were sent to little villages far away from everything and a series of strange relations start. With great performances of and Patricio Contreras and Gloria Laso. The scene in the bar when the men are dancing between them is just memorable. Hector Rios' cinematography is superb. If you can see this movie, I recommend it.


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