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The Prince (2019)

El Príncipe (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 6 February 2020 (Argentina)
A '70s-set homoerotic prison drama based on a low-circulated pulp novel, tracking the sexual, often-violent and eventually murderous experiences of 20-something narcissist Jaime.

Director:

Sebastián Muñoz (as Sebastián Muñoz Costa del Río)

Writers:

Luis Barrales (screenplay), Sebastián Muñoz (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Carlos Maldonado Juan Carlos Maldonado ... Jaime El Príncipe
Alfredo Castro ... El Potro
Gastón Pauls ... Che Pibe
Cesare Serra Cesare Serra ... El Gitano
Lucas Balmaceda ... Danny El Rucio
Sebastián Ayala ... El Abandonado
José Antonio Raffo José Antonio Raffo ... Gendarme López
Paola Volpato Paola Volpato ... Elena
Catalina Martin Catalina Martin ... Mónica
Nicolás Zárate Nicolás Zárate ... Julio
Jaime Leiva Jaime Leiva ... Miguel
Andrés Pozo Andrés Pozo ... El Carlos
Andrés Sánchez Andrés Sánchez ... El Crespo
Carlos Corales Carlos Corales ... Don Roberto (as Juan Carlos Corales)
Claudio Rodríguez Claudio Rodríguez ... El Dólar
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Storyline

Chile 1970, just before the elections bringing Allende to power: Jaime, a narcissistic 20 year old, kills out of jealousy a guy known as The Gypsy, his till-then best friend. In prison he has a definitive encounter with "the Stallion", an older man who inspires respect and holds the power behind bars. Searching for protection, Jaime develops with the man a relationship of affection and tenderness, discovers love and the need to be recognized, and later, becoming "The Prince", finally rethink his sexual identity, and the reason for the crime that took him to prison. Written by Wiki

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Drama

Certificate:

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A bit glib in parts
21 July 2020 | by laduqesaSee all my reviews

As a shocking view of depravity and brutality in a Chilean prison before Allende's election, the film is convincing. The events of the film leading up to Jaime's transformation are somewhat less so.

Nonetheless, the film held the attention and even though it was based on a trash novel one got the feeling of wanting to know what would happen next.

The lovemaking scenes were not even vaguely erotic including the ones where there was some tenderness.

I was slightly disappointed, but knowing the source material, I guess I wasn't looking for or expecting more. I don't regret watching, by any means.


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Country:

Chile | Argentina | Belgium

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 February 2020 (Argentina) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$663
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1.85 : 1
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