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Neruda (2016)

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An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.


Pablo Larraín
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Gnecco ... Pablo Neruda
Gael García Bernal ... Óscar Peluchonneau
Mercedes Morán ... Delia del Carril
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Picasso
Diego Muñoz ... Martínez
Alejandro Goic ... Jorge Bellet
Pablo Derqui ... Víctor Pey
Marcelo Alonso ... Pepe Rodríguez
Michael Silva Michael Silva ... Álvaro Jara
Francisco Reyes ... Bianchi
Jaime Vadell Jaime Vadell ... Arturo Alessandri
Néstor Cantillana ... Ministro del Interior
Alfredo Castro ... Gabriel González Videla
Marcial Tagle
Amparo Noguera ... Mujer Borracha


An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

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Olvida lo que sabes. [Forget what you know.] See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Neruda is the third film by director Pablo Larraín to be presented at Quinzaine des Realizateurs (The Director's Fortnight) during Cannes Film Festival, after No (2012) and Tony Manero (2008). See more »


Senador: I'm talking to you, sir!
Pablo Neruda: I'm listening, Senator.
Senador: Are you Neruda or aren't you?
Pablo Neruda: I am.
Senador: Good, because two months ago your name was Ricardo Reyes. Why did you change your name? Did you steal something?
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Referenced in Pick of the Litter (2018) See more »


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Composed by Charles Ives
Performed by Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Donald Johanos
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a poem
27 August 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

about art , politic, joy of life, Neruda and his universe, a hunt remembering the obsession of Javert, music of freedom and the Communism in Chilian version. a short sketch of Pinochet. admirable performances - especially Luis Gnecco - and a surprising Gael Garcia Bernal who knows use in the best manner the pieces of sketch defining his character. it is a poem not because it reflects, in subtle, seductive , eccentric, courageous manner a slice from Neruda life but because the significant result after the final credits is a special state. it could be emotion or impact with the new perspective about well known things, the state after a splendid show or the work with the pieces of a large puzzle. because the film is not exactly a biographic one. but a reflection about great, large universal themes in seductive manner.

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Release Date:

11 August 2016 (Chile) See more »

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Neruda See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$29,402, 18 December 2016

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