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Tony Manero ©
Tony Manero ©
Tony Manero ©
Tony Manero ©
Tony Manero ©
Pablo Larrain et l'équipe du film © Henri-Maxime Ducoulombier
Pablo Larrain et l'équipe du film © Henri-Maxime Ducoulombier
Pablo Larrain et l'équipe du film © Henri-Maxime Ducoulombier
Alfredo Castro © Henri-Maxime Ducoulombier
Pablo Larrain © Henri-Maxime Ducoulombier
Alfredo Castro © Henri-Maxime Ducoulombier
World premiere
Feature film / Chile / Brazil / 1h38 / 35mm / 2.35 / couleur / color / Dolby Digital 5.1 / Directors' Fortnight 2008

Santiago de Chile, 1978. In the midst of the tough social context of Pinochet’s dictatorship, Raúl Peralta, a man in his fifties, is obsessed with the idea of impersonating Tony Manero, John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever. Raúl leads a small group of dancers regularly performing at a bar located in the outskirts of the city. Every Saturday evening, he unleashes his passion for the film’s music by imitating his idol. His dream of being recognized as a successful showbiz star is about to become a reality when the national television announces a Tony Manero impersonating contest. His urge to reproduce his idol’s likeness drives him to commit a series of crimes and thefts. In the meantime, his dancing partners, who are involved in underground activities against the regime, are persecuted by the government’s secret police. Tony Manero is a story about loss, identity and obsession in the recent Chilean history.

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Production : Fabula Productions Holanda 3017, Ñuñoa Santiago Chile Tél : +56 2 344 0908 Fax : +56 2 205 4250 juandedios@fabula.cl www.fabula.cl/ Prodigital (Brésil) ventes à l’étranger / foreign sales : Funny Balloons 4bis, rue Saint Sauveur 75002 Paris France Tél : + 33 (0)1 40 13 05 84 pdanner@funny-balloons.com Presse / Publicist : Makna Presse Chloe Lorenzi 177, rue du temple 75003 Paris France Tél : +33 (0)1 42 77 00 16 info@makna-presse.com www.makna-presse.com


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