Gastón Fernández has arrived at 34 without too much to show or brag about. He has no money, job, girlfriend, friends or life plan. He's a composer that doesn't compose. The one-time "most ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luciano Cruz Coke ...
Gastón Fernández
Felipe Braun ...
Julián Balbo
Francisca Lewin ...
Jaime Vadell ...
Gaston Fernández's Father
Diego Casanueva ...
Pancho Santander
Cristóbal Gumucio ...
Nicolás Saavedra ...
Luc Fernández
Eliana Furman ...
Maité Pascal ...
Nayra Ilic ...
Julio Fuentes ...
Nathalie Soublette ...
Luis Ernesto Alonso ...
Nicole ...
Vanessa Voss (as Denisse 'Nicole' Laval)


Gastón Fernández has arrived at 34 without too much to show or brag about. He has no money, job, girlfriend, friends or life plan. He's a composer that doesn't compose. The one-time "most likely to succeed" at Santiago's Musical Conservatory has passed from promise to failure. He feels he is beginning to wander alone. Isolated and detached. Gastón feels that everyone judges him and see the word loser tattooed on his forehead. At the same time, an alter-ego, a sort of doppelgänger, haunts him. A young man, in a long, black coat, walks in a empty city that watches each and every one of his steps. A city that's in black and white. A city that is and is not Santiago. Is this strange, empty and foggy city part of his past or is it an invention? What seems a dream or a nightmare is actually a movie: The Killer Ants, a film directed by Luc Fernández, his cousin, many years ago, when everyone was young, idealistic and thought that things would turn out differently. But things change and so do... Written by Cinépata

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Trátame suavemente
Lyrics by Daniel Melero
Music by Gustavo Cerati / Zeta Bosio / Charly Alberti
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"Se Arrienda" is an excellent movie about an idealistic and nostalgic generation of a country, but more than that, is a movie about life and what you make of it.
9 October 2005 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

When I went to see this movie, I was going through some rough times. I've been fighting with my dad a lot, and I had this certain feeling of being lonely and thinking that no one believes in me and in the fact that I want to go to film school after I finish high school... I was thinking in what would happen if life does not turns out the way I've always pictured it. This movie is about that, is about what happens if life doesn't turns the way you've always wanted it to be, if your friends have all changed, you don't have a girlfriend anymore and you find yourself completely alone. The basic plot is that Gastón (Luciano Cruz-Coke) is a thirty-something guy who wanted to be a movie soundtrack composer, he and he's friends were all idealistic (specially him) and always said that they would not sell to the system and that they would never work or do something that they not believe in. Gastón comes back after six years from New york, only to find that all of his friends were sold to the "enemy", the system, and that his girlfriend was going to get married. So we have this man who feels all alone and disappointed of life because things did not ended up the way he wanted it. That's basically the mayor plot but the movie has a great soundtrack and an even better editing and direction by one of Chile's best writers and now filmmakers. The big message behind the movie is that in the end, life is what you make of it, and this message will get to all of you out there who sometimes feel that life has not been fair to you, I know I got it.

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