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To Kill a Man (2014)

Matar a un hombre (original title)
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A working class man who, tired of being the victim of criminals, decides to take justice in his own hands.

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Alejandro Fernández Almendras (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Candia ... Jorge
Alejandra Yañez Alejandra Yañez ... Marta
Daniel Antivilo Daniel Antivilo ... Kalule
Ariel Mateluna Ariel Mateluna ... Jorgito
Jennifer Salas Jennifer Salas ... Nicole
Don Willie Don Willie ... Daniel
Paula Leoncini Paula Leoncini ... Fiscal
Daniel Urrutia Daniel Urrutia ... Juez
Eduardo Villalobos Eduardo Villalobos ... Abogado Defensor
Sol Banoviez Sol Banoviez ... Secretaria Fiscal
Jorge Sandoval Jorge Sandoval ... Policía 1
Gonzalo Guzmán Gonzalo Guzmán ... Policía 2
Liss Fernandez Liss Fernandez ... Policía 3
Tomás Rifo Tomás Rifo ... Policía 4
Juan Arévalo Juan Arévalo ... Médico
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Storyline

Jorge is a tranquil, middle-class family man whose neighborhood has become overrun by a fringe class of street thugs. His comparatively fortunate existence makes him the target of their intimidation one night, and a hulking outlaw robs him of his insulin needle. Jorge's teenage son boldly tries to stand up for his father, which only serves to unleash the bully's terrorizing reign of threats upon the family. Jorge and his wife, Martha, seek protection from the legal system but are subjected to civic drones and bureaucratic procedure, so they remain vulnerable. As Jorge's family suffers from fear and humiliating anguish, the situation paints him as a deficient patriarch-until he's cornered into defending what's his. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Taglines:

Revenge is sour.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Chile | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 October 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Embert ölni See more »

Filming Locations:

Tomé, Bío Bío Region, Chile

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Production Co:

Arizona Films, El Remanso See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Official submission of Chile to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

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Relevant to the frustration of the South American public!
14 September 2015 | by SpannersGerm669See all my reviews

While not free of its problems, To Kill a Man not only delves into the psyche of someone torn up over the prospect of killing a man, but it also is a vent of frustration at the inconsistencies of law enforcement in not only Chile but South America in general. Jorge the main character is portrayed in a very realistic way. He isn't a superhero, he isn't bulletproof, he is simply a family man being thrust into the world of vigilantism by the incompetent law enforcement. Its a sad and bitter tale of revenge! Unfortunately the run time of the film hurts it. Being only 82 minutes, it doesn't allow you the time to really soak into the situation as much, but putting that aside, To Kill a Man is recommended to anyone who likes their films with a strong sense of realism and social commentary!


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