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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 »
NewsDesk:
(8 articles)
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 (From Variety - Film News. 4 December 2014, 3:49 AM, PST)

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 (From Twitch. 6 June 2013, 7:00 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)
Matías Quer ... Gonzalo Infante
Ariel Mateluna ... Pedro Machuca
Manuela Martelli ... Silvana
Aline Küppenheim ... María Luisa Infante (as Aline Kuppenheim)
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
Carola 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
Eduardo Burlé ... Rolando Hamilton
Jorge Zepeda ... Chofer de Ochagavía
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
María Izquierdo ... (uncredited)
Kevin Krisciunas ... Demonstrator (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrés Wood 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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  (as José Miguel Miranda)
José Miguel Tobar 
 
Cinematography by
Miguel Ioann Littin Menz  (as Miguel Joan Littin)
 
Film Editing by
Fernando Pardo 
 
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
 
Editorial Department
Soledad Salfate .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Eliseo Altunaga .... script consultant
Julio Jorquera Arriagada .... location manager
 
Thanks
Los Bunkers .... thanks
María Izquierdo .... thanks
Amparo Noguera .... thanks
 

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116 min | USA:121 min
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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:
As stated by the director in several interviews, the movie was shot only on Sundays, due to its small budget.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:
References The Lone Ranger (1956)See more »
Soundtrack:
DulceSee more »

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93 out of 103 people found the following review useful.
Impressive, Powerful, Accurate, 13 December 2004
Author: lm_amethyst74

I watched the film with my mother, who lived through the coup d'etat in Chile. The events depicted in the movie were so realistic, they transported her back to that era. She cried as we watched and explained all of the small details I wouldn't have gotten being someone who didn't experience these events for myself. With this in mind, I have to think this movie was meant to be watched by a Chilean audience to be fully understood and "felt". Someone like my mother, who has seen the atrocities that occurred in Chile in the mid-seventies, would be a more appropriate critic of this film.

Regardless, I think everyone should watch this movie. It is a touching story about friendship, growing up, social classes, and politics. The acting was exceptional. The plot was well- written. The sets, props, and costumes were accurate. It has a lot to offer as an enlightening and educational film since the story of Chile's own 9/11 has not yet reached the general masses. Because the story is told through a sentimental child's perspective, you are drawn yet closer to the characters and their emotions. Some have criticized this film harshly, stating that Wood couldn't make up his mind whether this film is a political story or a child's coming-of-age tale. Why can't it be both?

As a Chilean, I am extremely proud of this film, in its quality and accuracy. It is powerful, bold and touched me to my very core. I strongly recommend it to all, especially all of you Chilean-Americans born during this era. Ask your parents to tell you their own story, and you will see that Machuca is more than a piece of cinematic brilliance and a milestone in Chilean film. It is a film you will never forget.

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