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Release Date:
26 June 2009 (Spain) See more »
Every Family Has a Secret See more »
Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Gallo ... Angelo 'Tetro' Tetrocini

Alden Ehrenreich ... Bennie

Maribel Verdú ... Miranda
Silvia Pérez ... Silvana

Rodrigo De la Serna ... José (as Rodrigo De La Serna)
Erica Rivas ... Ana (as Érica Rivas)
Mike Amigorena ... Abelardo
Lucas Di Conza ... Young Tetro
Adriana Mastrángelo ... Ángela

Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Carlo / Alfie
Leticia Brédice ... Josefina
Sofía Gala ... María Luisa (as Sofía Castiglione)
Jean-François Casanovas ... Enrique

Carmen Maura ... Alone
Francesca De Sapio ... Amalia
Ximena Maria Iacono ... Naomi
Susana Giménez ... Herself
Pochi Ducasse ... Lili
Nora Elisabeth Robles ... Naomi - Dancer
Pedro Arturo Calveyra ... Carlo - Dancer
Mariela Noemi Magenta ... Ángela - Dancer
Marcelo Fabio Carte ... Tetro - Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guadalupe Docampo ... (uncredited)
Juliana Giambroni ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
Writing credits
Mauricio Kartun (verse "Fausta")

Francis Ford Coppola  written by

Produced by
Mariela Besuievsky .... co-producer: Spain
Francis Ford Coppola .... producer
Valerio De Paolis .... producer: Italy (as Valerio Di Paolis)
Gerardo Herrero .... co-producer: Spain
Anahid Nazarian .... executive producer
Fred Roos .... executive producer
Masa Tsuyuki .... associate producer
Original Music by
Osvaldo Golijov 
Cinematography by
Mihai Malaimare Jr. 
Film Editing by
Walter Murch 
Casting by
Walter Rippell 
Production Design by
Sebastián Orgambide 
Art Direction by
Federico García Cambero 
Set Decoration by
Paulina López Meyer (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Cecilia Monti 
Makeup Department
Osvaldo Esperón .... key hair stylist
Norberto Poli .... makeup artist
Beata Wojtowicz .... key makeup artist
Pepito Juez .... hair stylist: Spain (uncredited)
Gregorio Ros .... makeup artist: Spain (uncredited)
Production Management
Adriana Rotaru .... production manager
Winnie Baert .... production supervisor: Tornasol Films, Spain (uncredited)
Yousaf Bokhari .... unit production manager: Spain (uncredited)
Helen Martí Donoghue .... unit manager: Spain (uncredited)
María Merediz .... post-production supervisor: Tornasol Films, Spain (uncredited)
James T. Mockoski .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sol Aramburu .... second assistant director
Roman Coppola .... second unit director
Juan Pablo Laplace .... assistant director
Mariana Wainstein .... third assistant director
Yousaf Bokhari .... first assistant director: Spain (uncredited)
Amilcar Machado .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Óscar Manero .... second assistant director: Spain (uncredited)
Art Department
Jorge Ferrari .... designer: ballet
Mario Gargallo Climent .... construction manager: Spain (uncredited)
Javier González Duato .... construction coordinator: Spain (uncredited)
Daniel Hernández .... stagehand: Spain (uncredited)
Martín Libert .... props (uncredited)
Luis Pastor .... carpenter: Spain (uncredited)
Luciana Quartaruolo .... props (uncredited)
Miguel Rodriguez .... swing gang (uncredited)
Marc Schwarzberg .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
José Caldararo .... boom operator
Vicente D'Elia .... sound effects editor
Vicente D'Elia .... sound recordist
Bechen de Loredo .... foley mixer
Leandro de Loredo .... adr editor
Leandro de Loredo .... adr recordist
Leandro de Loredo .... sound supervisor
Federico Esquerro .... foley editor
Federico Esquerro .... foley recordist
Juan Ferro .... sound editor
Colin Guthrie .... sound mix technician
Pete Horner .... sound re-recording mixer
Walter Murch .... sound re-recordist
Francisco Pedemonte .... assistant sound editor
Sin Cohen .... mix engineer (uncredited)
Mario González .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Tomas Kalhous .... head of 2D: UPP
Tomas Kalhous .... senior compositor: UPP
Vincent Badia .... flame operator: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Kevin Bailey .... additional visual effects: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Stepán Batousek .... compositor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Ezequiel Borovinsky .... visual effects (uncredited)
Ryan Bozajian .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Dennis Dallen .... senior compositor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Mario Dubec .... 3d artist: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Blanka Faitova .... compositor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Miro Gal .... senior flame artist: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Ales Gargulak .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tomas Hajek .... compositor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Lukas Herrmann .... matte painter: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Jan Heusler .... senior compositor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Zuzana Hlavkova .... compositor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Milos Hudec .... data operator: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Dalibor Janda .... compositor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Jana Jurnickova .... compositor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Helena Keslova .... compositor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Pavel Kolar .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects producer: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Vaclav Kostun .... matchmove artist (uncredited)
Sara Kramarz .... production accountant: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Tomas Krejzek .... 3d artist: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Jirí Linhart .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Petr Masek .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Vladimír Matousek .... 3d artist: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Jaroslav Matys .... head of visual effects production: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Daniel Melich .... matte painter: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Juan Pablo Menchon .... additional visual effects (uncredited)
Viktor Muller .... visual effects supervisor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Tomas Munzar .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Monika Pavlickova .... visual effects executive producer: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Robert Pik .... on-set visual effects assistant: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Katerina Popelova .... visual effects coordinator: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Marek Ruth .... senior compositor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Tereza Severova .... matte painter: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Jiri Stamfest .... matte artist (uncredited)
Jakub Szilvasi .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Alejo Varisto .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Petr Vcelicka .... compositor: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Eduardo Puga .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Agustin Barrutia .... best boy
Daniel Ciurleo .... gaffer
Leonardo Hermo .... assistant camera
Roger Martínez .... camera assistant: Spain
Miguel Rivarola .... electrician
Massimo Ruggieri .... assistant camera
Alicia Schemper .... still photographer
Enrique Vélez .... grip
Jorge Alcocer .... rigging electrician: Spain (uncredited)
Adriano Castoro .... still photographer: Spain (uncredited)
Jordi Florensa .... camera assistant: Spain (uncredited)
Mark Durdant Hollamby .... grip: Spain (uncredited)
Carlos Marcelo Lanza .... best boy: Spain (uncredited)
Jonathan Lee .... key grip: Spain (uncredited)
Antonio López .... rigging electrician: Spain (uncredited)
Alejandro Ortigueira .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ricardo Rodríguez .... gaffer: Spain (uncredited)
Jorge Sánchez .... rigging electrician: Spain (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ileana Rippel .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Victoria Cachan .... costumer
Jorge Ferrari .... ballet costumes
Gabriela Minzi .... costumer
Verónica Schliemann .... assistant costume designer
Ana Gitrama .... seamstress: Spain (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Valerio De Paolis .... post-production: Italy (as Valerio Di Paolis)
Walter Slater Murch .... associate editor
Ezequiel Borovinsky .... first assistant film editor (uncredited)
Carolina Krasñansky .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Juan Pablo Menchon .... second assistant film editor (uncredited)
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeremy Flower .... composer: source music
Jeremy Flower .... music editor
Claudio Ragazzi .... composer: additional music
Lev Zhurbin .... music preparation
Dante Anzolini .... orchestra conductor (uncredited)
Gonzalo Dominguez .... musician: "Fausta" (uncredited)
Rick Jacobsohn .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
Bernardo Monk .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Claudio Ragazzi .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Dawn Upshaw .... musician: vocals (uncredited)
Michael Ward-Bergeman .... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Lev Zhurbin .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Leonardo Bargiga .... driver (uncredited)
Jose Castro .... driver (uncredited)
Frederic Fabrega .... driver: Spain (uncredited)
Richard Fábrega .... driver: Spain (uncredited)
María Hinojosa .... driver: Spain (uncredited)
Diego Igartua .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Alejandro Ramirez .... driver: Spain (uncredited)
Sergio Reyes .... driver (uncredited)
Ricardo Villalba .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Valerio De Paolis .... additional preparation: Italy (as Valerio Di Paolis)
Joaquina Llambias .... location manager
Ana María Stekelman .... choreographer
Marisa Albares .... account assistant: Tornasol Films, Spain (uncredited)
Aida Argüelles .... cashier: Spain (uncredited)
Nuria Martín Chucrel .... production assistant: Spain (uncredited)
Jim Dobson .... publicist (uncredited)
Pablo Dávila .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Frederic Fabrega .... production staff: Spain (uncredited)
Guillermo Flórez Muñiz .... production assistant: Spain (uncredited)
Adam Frost .... assistant: Zoetrope (uncredited)
Fabian Gabelli .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Ignacio García .... location manager (uncredited)
Matías Goldberg .... production assistant (uncredited)
María Guisado .... publicist (uncredited)
Kurt Hall .... production assistant (uncredited)
Asia Jarzyna .... production coordinator: Spain (uncredited)
Amilcar Machado .... production assistant (uncredited)
Virginia Maillo .... assistant: director, Spain (uncredited)
Isabel Mariscal .... legal advisor: Tornasol Films, Spain (uncredited)
Rocio Martinez .... publicist: UPP Prague (uncredited)
Paula Massa .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Juani Merino .... head of accounts: Tornasol Films, Spain (uncredited)
James T. Mockoski .... archivist (uncredited)
Federico Noejovich .... location manager (uncredited)
Luciana Olmedo-Wehitt .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sofía Reynal .... production assistant (uncredited)
Evan Rosenstock .... language coach (uncredited)
Fernando Salem .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marc Schwarzberg .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Lola Silberman .... publicist: Argentina (uncredited)
Tania Simbron .... runner: daily (uncredited)
Kathleen Talbert .... publicist: U.S. (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and nudity
127 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | France:U | Ireland:15A | Mexico:B15 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45641)
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One of Francis Ford Coppola's very early films, Dementia 13 (1963), is referenced in the film when the protagonist arrives at a prize ceremony carrying an axe.See more »
Continuity: Early in the movie Tetro stumbles into the kitchen with a broken leg and knocks over some furniture while lighting a cigarette using a burner on the stove. he ignites the burner by just turning the knob on the stove. A few minutes later Miranda must use a match to light a burner on the same stove-top.See more »
[from trailer]
Carlo:[to Tetro] There's room for only one genius in this family...
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family ties, 26 October 2012
Author: dromasca from Herzlya, Israel

The name of Francis Ford Coppola is always sufficient to make me want to see the movie. Having directed back in the 70s what are considered to be some of the best films in the history of cinema, Coppola seems to make esoteric choices in the last few years, exploring cinema and geographical territories (Argentina, Romania) a little aside from the main Hollywood track, enrolling international casts (and of course, almost no actor would lose an opportunity to work with him). Tetro seems to be his best film in the last decade, an American family saga set in South America, a drama that touches the artistic milieu and brings up hidden and murky family ties.

On the way Coppola does not miss the opportunity to make music, ballet, opera in film. All the characters in the family are in the shade of an oppressive and egocentric father, obsessed with his career of world famous conductor (Klaus Maria Brandauer of whom I never have enough). The elder son (excellent acting from Vincent Gallo) is a playwright and lights director who has his own reasons to stop his artistic career, the younger character (Alden Ehrenreich reminding young Leonardo Di Caprio) starts as a steward apprentice to end as a stage director. Maribel Verdu as the elder brother's girlfriend completes a triangle of fine acting.

All the action turns around family ties and secrets, around art as a goal in life and as an excuse for bad behavior. I am often complaining about the length of the American films (and not only American) and I will do it again, and again not because of the number of minutes by itself, but because the ten extra-minutes at the end turn the strong family drama into melodrama, and this seemed to me unnecessary.

The cinematography signed by the young Romanian cinematographer Mihai Malaimare jr. The black and white colors used for most of the film with the colored flashbacks give a stylish and expressive touch to the viewing experience. Much of the charm and pleasure viewers have from watching this film derives from the camera work.

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