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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.

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Pablo Larraín
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 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 Marcial Tagle
Amparo Noguera ... Mujer Borracha
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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.

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

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Country:

Chile | Argentina | France | Spain | USA

Language:

Spanish | French | Dutch | Mapudungun

Release Date:

11 August 2016 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Неруда See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,402, 18 December 2016

Gross USA:

$938,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$835,993
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Chile for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pick of the Litter (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Cosquillas
Performed by Roberto Farias, Carlos Cabezas (as Carlos Cabezas Rocuant) (piano)
Composed by Carlos Cabezas (as Carlos Cabezas Rocuant)
Engraving, mixing and mastering in Estudios Cablesanto 2015 y 2016
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The Most Important Communist in the World
20 July 2017 | by miriamday-35605See all my reviews

Neruda is a fabulous retelling of the poet Pablo Neruda's 1948 flight from Chile's fascist government. Playing fast and loose with historical event & cinematic tropes and conventions, director Pablo Larraín ("Jackie") invents an adversary for Neruda in the shape of the policeman leading the manhunt against him. Demanding the audience play detective too, the film blurs the line between real and imagined as both men seek to validate their own political position through their fantasies about the other. Playful and gorgeous to behold, it features 5 star performances from the three leads - including a brilliant comic turn from the ever-beautiful Gael García Bernal - and does not sentimentalise Neruda. But the truly revolutionary impact of his work is movingly articulated by an unexpected source - a transvestite singer in a brothel - as words are shown to have more power than force in this timely portrait of the most influential poet of the 20th century.


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