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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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Why the name, ¨La Frontera?¨
27 August 2006 | by wwhelanSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie a lot. I like movies in which the characters are kind of ¨mysterious¨ at the beginning and then become clearer as the film progresses. Ramillo is ¨dumped¨ onto this island as an exile, but we don't know anything at first about why he's an exile or where he's being exiled from. All of this is gradually revealed in the film. All of the characters are fascinating. The drunk who dies at the beginning, the diver, the men in the bar, the woman and her father, the ¨seer¨ who warns them that the sea is coming.

I wonder why it was named ¨La Frontera.¨ I also wonder why Maite does not go with Ramillo. She seems to have lost her mind somewhat at the end. She is sexually starved, but then refuses a life with Ramillo.

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