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Releases August 6, 2021
A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

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Pablo Larraín
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariana Di Girólamo ... Ema (as Mariana Di Girolamo)
Gael García Bernal ... Gastón
Santiago Cabrera ... Aníbal
Paola Giannini Paola Giannini ... Raquel
Cristián Suárez Cristián Suárez ... Polo
Giannina Fruttero ... Sonia
Josefina Fiebelkorn Josefina Fiebelkorn ... Perla
Mariana Loyola ... Sara
Catalina Saavedra ... Marcela
Paula Luchsinger ... María
Paula Hofmann Paula Hofmann ... Laura
Antonia Giesen ... Renata
Susana Hidalgo Susana Hidalgo ... Paulina
Eduardo Paxeco ... Carlos
Natalia Bakulic Natalia Bakulic ... Lisa
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Storyline

Ema, a young dancer, decides to separate from Gastón after giving back Polo, the son they both adopted and were unable to raise. In a desperate search through the streets of the port city of Valparaíso, Ema seeks love affairs in order to overcome her guilt. However, she has a secret plan to recover everything she's lost. Written by AnonymusB

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Pablo Larraín's first film set in present-day Chile. See more »

Quotes

Ema: I'm going to horrify you.
Aníbal: Horrify me?
Ema: When you know what I'm doing, and why. You will be horrified.
Aníbal: Why wait? Scare me now.
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Por las Noches
Written by Alein Francisca Gonzáles Pichunlaf and Rodrigo Ignacio De La Rivera Montt
Performed by De Lein
Published by Bravo por los Perros
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Disappointing
17 March 2021 | by thechairSee all my reviews

Larrain is an excellent film maker and there is craft on display here for sure, visually, and with elements of the score (not the Reggaeton - it is almost worth watching to hear Bernal's rant against what is certainly the worst musical genre on earth), but this is a chore. No element of the story really grabs, the main character is obnoxious and irritating, and the rest are neither here nor there. Probably a 4.5 but I'll give the benefit as there are moments. Hopefully his next will be a return to form. In the meantime I'll watch Jackie again.


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Country:

Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 August 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$193,676
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2.35 : 1
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