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Historias de Fútbol (1997)

Three vignettes about the lives of young Chileans and their passions and frustrations over one of the century's most important rituals.

Director:

Andrés Wood

Writers:

René Arcos (story), Mario Benedetti (story "Puntero Izquerdo") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armando Cavieres Armando Cavieres ... Hombre del Bar (segment "No le crea")
Nora Escobar Nora Escobar ... Mujer del Bar (as Sra. Nora Escobar)
Fernando Gallardo Fernando Gallardo ... Don Angel Villablanca
Rodrigo González Rodrigo González ... Joven de la barra
Daniel Muñoz Daniel Muñoz ... Carlos Gonzalez (segment "No le crea")
Pablo Striano ... Fernando
Ximena Rivas Ximena Rivas ... Romina (segment "No le crea")
Hugo Tramón Hugo Tramón ... Matón
Pedro Villagra Pedro Villagra ... Entrenador
Manuel Aravena Manuel Aravena ... Pablo
Héctor Avendaño Héctor Avendaño ... Fernando (segment "Ultimo gol gana")
Epifanio Carle Epifanio Carle ... Relator de futbol (segment "Ultimo gol gana")
Hector Illanes Hector Illanes ... Delantero (segment "Ultimo gol gana") (as Héctor Illanes)
Hernán Quintanilla Hernán Quintanilla ... Viejo de la tienda de empeño (segment "Ultimo gol gana")
Tichi Lobos Tichi Lobos ... Mama de Pablo (as Patricia Lobos)
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Three stories about football, one of the most important twentieth-century rituals. A third division player from Santiago de Chile is bribed, but does not realise that his behaviour betrays more than the loyalty of his team-mates. A boy from Calama, Chile wins the local derby pichanga, a soccer match that can last all afternoon, but he loses the few pesos he acquired by pawning his mother's last possessions. Francisco, a boy from the city, is stuck in a remote corner of the southern island of Chiloé on the day that Chile has to play its qualifying match for the World Cup. The only TV is in the house of the Serón sisters. While the local male population gathers to watch the match, the sisters decide which of them will initiate the young Francisco into love. Written by Dennis Jansen <dennisj@dds.nl>

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 June 1997 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Soccer Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

Calama, Chile See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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El texto monólogo del entrenador es una recreacion del tema de Mauricio Redoles "La persecución del poema y la poesía según mi padre jugando fútbol". Bello Barrio 1987 [The trainer's monologue is a recreation of 'Mauricio Redolés'' piece "La persecución del poema y la poesía según mi padre jugando fútbol" from the album "Bello Barrio" (1987).] See more »

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Corazon de Escarcha
Written by Chilote Campos
Performed by María Izquierdo
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Excellent insight into the southern American culture.
30 July 2004 | by fiacobelliSee all my reviews

There is no other sport in the world that appeals to most countries than football (soccer). This is particularly true in South America and Europe. In south America, if the game is important, people would stop working for the duration of the match. Someone would bring a TV to the classroom, turn on the TV on the conference room, or just watch the game at a bar. Andres Wood portrays three different realities through this "passion of multitudes" (the tag line for football in Chile). The three stories also show landscapes and characteristics of Chile's middle class in the north (arid desert), middle (big urban setting) and the south (fjiords, Islands and Rain). They show the importance of football to the culture, they show honesty, the will to come forward and the passiveness of the isolated. They are three very pretty stories, with wonderful photography and a great insight into the culture of south America taking Chile as an example. Thumbs up.


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