CineLatino: Tony Manero

Directed by Pablo Larraín (Chile, 2008)

Part of the Fall 2012 CineLatino Series 

October 3, 2012

Tony Manero - Trailer


Raul, a psychopathic, middle-aged thug in Pinochet’s Chile, becomes obsessed with the disco king immortalized by John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever.” Dreaming of winning a Tony Manero look-and-dance-alike contest, Raul devotes most of his time to perfecting his act and the rest wreaking shocking violence in this award-winning thriller from acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín. 98 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

“More than an indelible portrait of a sociopath with the soul of a zombie, ‘Tony Manero’ is an extremely dark meditation on borrowed cultural identity.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times