Three vignettes about the lives of young Chileans and their passions and frustrations over one of the century's most important rituals.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Armando Cavieres ...
Hombre del Bar (segment "No le crea")
Nora Escobar ...
Mujer del Bar (as Sra. Nora Escobar)
Fernando Gallardo ...
Don Angel Villablanca
Rodrigo González ...
Joven de la barra
Daniel Muñoz ...
Carlos Gonzalez (segment "No le crea")
Pablo Striano ...
Fernando
Ximena Rivas ...
Romina (segment "No le crea")
Hugo Tramón ...
Matón
Pedro Villagra ...
Entrenador
Manuel Aravena ...
Pablo
Héctor Avendaño ...
Fernando (segment "Ultimo gol gana")
Epifanio Carle ...
Relator de futbol (segment "Ultimo gol gana")
Héctor Illanes ...
Delantero (segment "Ultimo gol gana")
Hernán Quintanilla ...
Viejo de la tienda de empeño (segment "Ultimo gol gana")
Tichi Lobos ...
Mama de Pablo (as Patricia Lobos)
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Three stories about football, one of the most important twentieth-century rituals. A third division player from Santiago de Chile is bribed, but does not realise that his behaviour betrays more than the loyalty of his team-mates. A boy from Calama, Chile wins the local derby pichanga, a soccer match that can last all afternoon, but he loses the few pesos he acquired by pawning his mother's last possessions. Francisco, a boy from the city, is stuck in a remote corner of the southern island of Chiloé on the day that Chile has to play its qualifying match for the World Cup. The only TV is in the house of the Serón sisters. While the local male population gathers to watch the match, the sisters decide which of them will initiate the young Francisco into love. Written by Dennis Jansen <dennisj@dds.nl>

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El texto monólogo del entrenador es una recreacion del tema de Mauricio Redoles "La persecución del poema y la poesía según mi padre jugando fútbol". Bello Barrio 1987 [The trainer's monologue is a recreation of 'Mauricio Redolés'' piece "La persecución del poema y la poesía según mi padre jugando fútbol" from the album "Bello Barrio" (1987).] See more »

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Corazon de Escarcha
Written by Chilote Campos
Performed by María Izquierdo
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The most important event in South America
20 October 1999 | by (Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

Andrés Wood (no relation with Ed Wood!) shows with humour how the soccer is present in the Chile's everyday life. More than a movie about soccer is about the people who is around it. Daniel Muñoz performance, the burp contest in Calama and the Gustavo Moscoso's goal are the highlights of this movie. In the screen Chile ties with Germany 1-1. Actually, this match was played in 1982 world cup and we lost 4-1! This movie was a success in Chile and one of the best in the second half of the 90s.


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