Chance: The Discreet Charm of the Proletariat

Abner Benaim's Chance was beating out James Cameron's Avatar at the box office in its third week of release in its native Panama . . . and deservedly.

This hard-hitting, anti-bourgeois comedy opens with the dapper Fernando González-Dubois (Francisco Gattorno) running for political office. Interviewed on a TV news show, he avers, "I am a man of the people. My job is to work for the well-being of my country."

His "heartfelt" words start ringing empty when the camera starts exploring his home life. His wife Gloria (Isabella Santodomingo) splits her time between getting breast implants, taking classes, and shopping. His twin teen daughters are into group sex and demeaning the help.

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