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Tony ManeroRaul (riveting Alfredo Castro), ?a psychopathic, sourpussed, middle-aged thug in 1970s Chile, becomes obsessed with the ?disco king immortalized by John...Tony ManeroDramaPT98MRaul (riveting Alfredo Castro), ?a psychopathic, sourpussed, middle-aged thug in 1970s Chile, becomes obsessed with the ?disco king immortalized by John...2009-07-27Paola Lattus
Tony Manero
B+

Tony Manero

Genre: Drama; Starring: Alfredo Castro, Paola Lattus; Director: Pablo Larrain; Author: Alfredo Castro, Mateo Iribarren; Release Date Limited: 07/03/2009; Runtime (in minutes): 98

Raul (riveting Alfredo Castro), ?a psychopathic, sourpussed, middle-aged thug in 1970s Chile, becomes obsessed with the ?disco king immortalized by John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever in Tony Moreno, this expertly queasy-making drama from Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain. Dreaming of ?winning a Tony Manero look-and-dance-alike contest, Raul devotes most of his time to perfecting his act, and the rest of the time wreaking shocking violence. ?Larrain’s (literally) dark, edgy movie is a precise artistic commentary on Augusto Pinochet’s miserable regime, which was ?under way while Travolta gyrated. B+

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