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Release Date:
11 June 2004 (Spain) See more »
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Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
12 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the Greatest Movie Ever See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Matías Quer ... Gonzalo Infante
Ariel Mateluna ... Pedro Machuca
Manuela Martelli ... Silvana
Aline Küppenheim ... María Luisa Infante
Ernesto Malbran ... Father McEnroe
Tamara Acosta ... Juana
Francisco Reyes ... Patricio Infante
Alejandro Trejo ... Willy
Maria Olga Matte ... Miss Gilda
Gabriela Medina ... Lucy
Luis Dubó ... Ismael Machuca
Andrea García-Huidobro ... Isabel
Tiago Correa ... Pablo
Pablo Krögh ... Colonel Sotomayor

Federico Luppi ... Roberto Ochagavía
Alfredo Ahumada ... Mozo
Daniel Alcino ... Sargento Ejército (as Daniel Alcaino)
Jack Arama ... Apoderado
David Arancibia ... David Ahumada
Cristóbal Aravena ... Christián Quiróz
Luis Bascuñán ... Lisandro Toro
Julio Briceno ... Sacerdote 2 (as Julio Briceño)
Mauricio Bustos ... Kiosquero
Francisca Concha ... Madre Robles
Vladimir Dubo ... José Alquelme
Samuel Echeverria ... Samuel Montes
Lucas Edwards ... Lucas Honorato
Benjamin Fernandez ... Enrique Vicuña
Joaquim Fernández ... Joaquin Hamilton
Matias Field ... Matias Wilson
Alejandro Golz ... Papá Robles (as Alejandro Goic)
Carlos Gonzalez ... Carlos González
Samuel Guajardo ... Chofer Micro
Nicolás Guiloff ... Alumno Bidón
Claudio Gutierrez ... Claudio Vildósola (as Claudio Gutiérrez)
Andrea Herman ... Apoderado
Francisca Imboden ... Amiga 2 Maria Luisa
Franco Jorquero ... Franco Crellana
Alejandro Kellner ... Alejandro Araya
Juan Krogh ... Luis Herrera (as Luan Krögh)
Sebastián Labarca ... Sebastián Ferreira
Jean Larrabure ... Juan Pablo Vial
Catherine Mazoyer ... Profesora Nueva
Juan Pablo Miranda ... Soldado
Verónica Moraga ... Amiga 3 Maria Luisa
Felipe Navarrete ... Felipe Larroin
Victor Hugo Ogaz ... Capellón Ejército
Moisés Olivares ... Soldado
Cristóbal Osario ... Cristóbal Gómez
Tomás Osorio ... Tomás Gómez
Aldo Parodi ... Sastre
Javier Quer ... Javier Johnson
Isidora Quer ... Niña
Eugenia Soto ... Niña PC
Carole Sotomayor ... Amiga 1 Maria Luisa
Pablo Striano ... Dependiente
Sebastian Trautmann ... Gaston
Hugo Vásquez ... Apoderado 1
Miguel Villalonga ... (Sacerdote 1)
Stefan Von Bischoffshausen ... Stefan von Huscevic
Felipe Zapata ... Juan Parraguez
Jorge Zepeda ... Chofer de Ochagavía
Eduardo Burlé ... Rolando Hamilton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
María Izquierdo ... (uncredited)
Kevin Krisciunas ... Demonstrator (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrés Wood 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eliseo Altunaga 
Roberto Brodsky 
Mamoun Hassan 
Andrés Wood 

Produced by
Juan Carlos Arriagada .... executive producer
Mamoun Hassan .... producer
Gerardo Herrero .... producer
Patricio Pereira .... executive producer
Nathalie Trafford .... executive producer
Andrés Wood .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miguel Miranda 
José Miguel Tobar 
 
Cinematography by
Miguel Ioann Littin Menz 
 
Film Editing by
Fernando Pardo 
Soledad Salfate 
 
Casting by
Carlos Johnson 
 
Production Design by
Rodrigo Bazaes 
Alejandro González 
 
Art Direction by
María Eugenia Hederra 
 
Set Decoration by
María Eugenia Hederra 
 
Costume Design by
Maya Mora 
 
Makeup Department
Guadalupe Correa .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eduardo Castro .... production manager
Patricio Perreira .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felipe del Río .... third assistant director
María José Droguett .... second assistant director
Waldo Salgado .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Javiera Varas .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Miguel Hormazábal .... sound
Mauricio López .... sound editor
Marcos Maldavsky .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pablo Martinez Lara .... second assistant camera
Miguel Ioann Littin Menz .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colomba Rodrigo .... wardrobe assistant
 
Other crew
Julio Jorquera Arriagada .... location manager
 
Thanks
Los Bunkers .... thanks
María Izquierdo .... thanks
Amparo Noguera .... thanks
 

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USA:121 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Chile:TE | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Singapore:R21 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of St. Gallen) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15
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Trivia:
Because of Chile's newborn cinematographic industry there's a few number of professional actors. Since the child actors in the movie were non-professional, the director worked with them for 7 months prior to the shooting.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Silvana is standing by the outhouse, then moments later, after camera pans, appears on the other side of Gonzalo.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Black is BlackSee more »

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55 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
One of the Greatest Movie Ever, 12 August 2004
Author: Isabel Errazuriz from Chile

I live in Chile, where the movie happens. I have also followed Andres Wood in his career as a Director and I must say that this is his most mature, rounded and strong piece of work.

The Movie is centered in the social phenomena that happened in the last days before the Coup in 1973. Now the movie is incredibly accurate from the Costume Design, the Cars's License Plates, the expressions, the product brands and graffitis, to the social polarization, violence and killings. As remarkable as the Production is the honesty of the director, who could have easily fall into contaminating his movie with political propaganda, instead he kept delightfully accurate.

Even though for those who knows the history, the devastating feeling is all around, the movie centers in the social experiment led by a priest who was the principal of a high class school, who takes into the school some poor mestizo children.

Machuca is one of this children's who begins a friendship with a white rich children.

The story itself works as a metaphor for the innocence of the people in that time. innocence that was lost over and over.

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