Directed by Pablo Larrain
Art Director Polin Garbisu
Produced by Juan de Dios Larrain
Directed by Pablo Larrain
CANNES / NEW YORK / TORONTO
Raul Peralta, a middle-aged criminal in 1970's
Chile, is obsessed the idea of impersonating Tony Manero, John Travolta's
character in Saturday Night Fever. Every Saturday night, he unleashes his passion for the
film's music by imitating his idol and leading a small group of dancers as they
perform at a bar in the outskirts of the city. His dream of being
recognized as a successful showbiz star is about to become a reality when a Tony
Manero impersonating contest is announced on national television. However, his
obsession to reproduce his idol's likeness and perfect his act
drives him to commit a series of violent crimes and thefts, leading to shocking
violence and murder.
Set during the tough social context of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, Tony Manero is an award winning thriller that Entertainment Weekly calls, "a dark, edgy movie."
"An indelible portrait of a sociopath with the soul of a zombie." - The New York Times
"Marvelously unhinged study of pop culture obsession." - The Village Voice
"Tough, impassive, marvelous" - Time Out London
"Continually intrigues" - Variety
Best Film Istanbul International Film Festival
Official Selection Cannes Film Festival
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