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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricio Contreras ...
Ramiro Orellana
Gloria Laso ...
Maite
Alonso Venegas ...
Delegate
Sergio Schmied ...
Secretary
Aldo Bernales ...
Diver
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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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Political and Natural Battles of Good and Evil
12 December 2005 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

This fine film appeared recently as part of a Chilean film festival at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It is a very moving portrayal of people caught up in struggles with a dictatorial society and harsh weather conditions. The romance between the two main characters serves as a fine example of how we all look for relevance in a world dominated by evil and natural forces.

The acting, the script, the cinematography and even the music are all superb. This is the type of film that you will rarely encounter from our Hollywood gristmill. Chilean filmmakers are obviously not afraid to confront their past and to deal with it by producing great artistic films. I have been going to this festival quite regularly and only hope that more people will get to see fine cinema from Chile. Highly Recommended.


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