Among gunshots and boleros, a passionate relationship flourishes between a lonely transvestite and a young guerrilla during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.

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Rodrigo Sepúlveda

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Pedro Lemebel (novel), Rodrigo Sepúlveda (Writer) | 1 more credit »
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Alfredo Castro ... La Loca del Frente
Leonardo Ortizgris ... Carlos
Julieta Zylberberg ... Laura
Amparo Noguera ... Doña Olguita
Luis Gnecco ... Myrna
Sergio Hernández ... Rana
Ezequiel Díaz Ezequiel Díaz ... Lupe
Paulina Urrutia Paulina Urrutia ... Doña Clarita
Gastón Salgado ... Cafiche
Erto Pantoja Erto Pantoja ... Guardaespaldas
Victor Montero Victor Montero ... Militar 1
Jaime Leiva Jaime Leiva ... Militar 2
Daniel Antivilo ... Toñita
Marcelo Alonso ... Chica del Coro 1
Pedro Fontaine ... Chica del Coro 2
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Among gunshots and boleros, a passionate relationship flourishes between a lonely transvestite and a young guerrilla during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.

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A frantic game of gazes between tyranny and revolt.
16 September 2020 | by jesahumadaSee all my reviews

Tengo Miedo Torero -or My Tender Matador-, based on the only novel by Chilean writer and activist Pedro Lemebel, explores in an acute and moving way without falling into caricature, the life of a poor and marginalized transvestite -La Loca del Frente- and his relationship with a young Mexican guerrilla combatant exiled in Cuba -Carlos-, in the middle of a tumultuous city of Santiago besieged by protests against the Pinochet dictatorship and the repression of the military forces. The director Rodrigo Sepúlveda puts together a perfect puzzle in which converge characters of extreme crudeness, police events of violent drama, childhood anecdotes, songs and sayings of popular culture, landscapes of rural Chile and the fight for sexual and political freedom, between clandestine encounters and bullets. Tengo Miedo Torero is a masterpiece that has become an essential part of the new era of Latin American cinema.


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4 June 2021 (USA) See more »

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