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El entusiasmo (1998)

A man's enthusiasm turns into greed and causes trouble for his family.

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Isabel
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Maria
Álvaro Escobar ...
Fernando
Álvaro Rudolphy ...
Guillermo
Gianfranco Levrini ...
Miguel
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Christian
Héctor Aguilar ...
González 1
Rafael Ahumada ...
González el otro
Ignacio Aliaga ...
Anciano
Carolina Barriga ...
Isabel
Hans Biel ...
Young Guillermo
Javiera Contador ...
Isabel (voice)
Ronald Cortéz ...
Nahuel
Victor Figueroa ...
Orofesor Liceo
Maximiliano Gac ...
Miguel 5 años
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Chile 1980, under military dictatorship. Three young people meet, become friends, and together uphold the "Independent Republic." This is a utopian concept for a better world conceived by Guillermo, one of the three friends, as a reaction to the savage capitalism imposed by the dictatorship. The other two characters, Fernando and Isabel eventually marry. Al three characters' private lives and ideals begin to shift, and Fernando in particular prospers, spurred on by his "Enthusiasm." The ensuing story is the bulk of the plot. The development and outcome of Fernando's enthusiasm, and the impact of the human being's shifting goals and ideals all lead to the eventual conclusion of this Chilean/Spanish co-production. Written by Guy33134

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The most underrated film of Chilean cinema
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A simple story that ultimately exhibits the criminal betrayal of the coalition of government, Contertación, to their voters and against the principles that claimed to defend. A summary of accommodation of these subjects to the social and economic system inherited from the dictatorship. His failure to criticism can be explained by the ability to reproached the crime was being committed suited the owners of the media, and the low box office came that the public interest was only focused on the picaresque and melodrama . But it is a very good movie with great quality, a victim of his time, seen nearly 20 years after its premiere one never ceases to surprise and criticism of the country's political transition was censured.


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