Tony Manero

Envolved in the complex social context and difficult result of the Pinochet dictatorship, Raúl Peralta (in their fifties), is obsessed with the idea of ​​being as close as possible to the “Tony Manero”, the character played by John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever”.

Raul creates a dance group in “The Black Rose”, a club located on the outskirts of the city. Every Saturday evening, he unleashes his passion for “Disco Music” imitating his idol.

Obsessed with reproducing the atmosphere of the film, commits a series of crimes and robberies to get all the fantasy elements of the character in the movie. Finally, he can finish his dance floor, so now he can dance on it in search of his dream, which is to be applauded for their neighbors.

He hears a impersonators contest TV show “One O’ClockFestival”. This may be the opportunity for Raul to be recognized by the general public as a showbiz star.

Meanwhile, his dance partners who are involved in secret activities against the governement are persecuted by the secret police of the country.

Director: Pablo Larraín
Screenplay: Pablo Larraín, Alfredo Castro, Mateo Iribarren
DOP: Sergio Armstrong
Cast: Alfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Lattus Paola, Hector Morales
Production: Producciones Fabula (Chile), Latina Estudio ProDigital (Brasil)

Awards and Festivals:
Cannes Festival – Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Nominated for an Oscar® Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (Chile)
Torino Film Festival – Best Movie
Havana Film Festival – Best Movie and Best Actor
San Sebastian Film Festival – Horizons Latina Award
Toronto Film Festival