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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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Genres:

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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Soundtracks

Barre con el Pelo
Written by Valeria Carla Ingrid Suárez, Vladimir Felix and Joaquin Ulises Lozano
Performed by Tomasa del Real
Published by National Records
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Keeps you guessing

Ema is an intriguing Chilean film about the eponymous dancer who seemingly goes through life seducing others to get what she wants. And what she wants is her adopted son Polo back in her life. It takes a while to get going but patience is rewarded. Superb soundtrack and dance choreography to boot.


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Country:

Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 September 2019 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$193,676
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Company Credits

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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