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La Frontera (1991)

A high school teacher runs afoul of the government and is sentenced to internal exile.


Ricardo Larraín (as Ricardo Larrain)


Jorge Goldenberg (dialogue) (as Jorge Goldemberg), Jorge Goldenberg (screenplay) (as Jorge Goldemberg) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricio Contreras ... Ramiro Orellana
Gloria Laso Gloria Laso ... Maite
Alonso Venegas Alonso Venegas ... Delegate
Sergio Schmied Sergio Schmied ... Secretary
Aldo Bernales Aldo Bernales ... Diver
Héctor Noguera ... Father Patricio (as Hector Noguera)
Patricio Bunster Patricio Bunster ... Don Ignacio
Aníbal Reyna Aníbal Reyna ... Detective robusto (as Anibal Reyna)
Sergio Hernández Sergio Hernández ... Detective delgado (as Sergio Hernandez)
Elsa Poblete ... Laura
Sergio Madrid Sergio Madrid ... Gutiérrez
Joaquin Velasco Joaquin Velasco ... Hernán
Griselda Núñez Griselda Núñez ... Sra. Hilda (as Griselda Nuñez)
Eugenio Morales Eugenio Morales ... Assistant Driver
Raqual Curilem Raqual Curilem ... Bar Owner


A high school teacher runs afoul of the government and is sentenced to internal exile.

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Chile | Spain



Release Date:

25 October 1991 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

The Frontier See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Saavedra, Chile

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Political and Natural Battles of Good and Evil
12 December 2005 | by normanbottSee all my reviews

This fine film appeared recently as part of a Chilean film festival at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It is a very moving portrayal of people caught up in struggles with a dictatorial society and harsh weather conditions. The romance between the two main characters serves as a fine example of how we all look for relevance in a world dominated by evil and natural forces.

The acting, the script, the cinematography and even the music are all superb. This is the type of film that you will rarely encounter from our Hollywood gristmill. Chilean filmmakers are obviously not afraid to confront their past and to deal with it by producing great artistic films. I have been going to this festival quite regularly and only hope that more people will get to see fine cinema from Chile. Highly Recommended.

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