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La Frontera (1991)

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

Director:

Ricardo Larraín (as Ricardo Larrain)

Writers:

Jorge Goldenberg (dialogue) (as Jorge Goldemberg), Jorge Goldenberg (screenplay) (as Jorge Goldemberg) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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Drama

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Magical Realism in a box
20 December 2006 | by carushSee all my reviews

Superbly written and acted. I'm still thinking about this movie, 15 years later, after seeing it at a local art film movie house in Ann Arbor. The pastoral beauty of the Maine-like seaside isolation is beautifully and bleakly shot, and the location is a perfect choice for this reflective look at how we banish and bury the truth and emotional life. It's the ocean, the natural world, which keeps track of the past and the present, and does not let anyone forget. I give this film 10 votes out of 10 for vibrant use of Latin-American Magical Realism plus Best "guys dancing with guys" in a bar in Nowheresville scene ever. A quiet, thoughtful movie that precisely conveyed a different way of thinking about the world, and which changed a lot of the ways that I think about the world--exactly what the power of film was meant to accomplish.


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Country:

Chile | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

25 October 1991 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

The Exile See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Saavedra, Chile

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Mono

Color:

Color
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