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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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Magical Realism in a box
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Superbly written and acted. I'm still thinking about this movie, 15 years later, after seeing it at a local art film movie house in Ann Arbor. The pastoral beauty of the Maine-like seaside isolation is beautifully and bleakly shot, and the location is a perfect choice for this reflective look at how we banish and bury the truth and emotional life. It's the ocean, the natural world, which keeps track of the past and the present, and does not let anyone forget. I give this film 10 votes out of 10 for vibrant use of Latin-American Magical Realism plus Best "guys dancing with guys" in a bar in Nowheresville scene ever. A quiet, thoughtful movie that precisely conveyed a different way of thinking about the world, and which changed a lot of the ways that I think about the world--exactly what the power of film was meant to accomplish.


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