Tony Manero (film)
Tony Manero is a 2008 Chilean film directed by Pablo Larraín about a 52-year-old man in Santiago in 1978 who is obsessed with John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever. It won the top prize at the 2008 Torino Film Festival and was Chile's submission to the 81st Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2009 it won the Golden Tulip at the Istanbul International Film Festival.
- Alfredo Castro - Raúl Peralta
- Paola Lattus - Pauli
- Héctor Morales - Goyo
- Amparo Noguera - Cony
- Elsa Poblete - Wilma
The film currently holds an 85% score from the film critics' site Rotten Tomatoes, with the average rating calculated as 6.6/10. It summarised the critical consensus as: "Deliberately provocative, Tony Manero is as challenging and compelling as it is difficult to describe.".
The film has been released on DVD in several countries. Region 2 DVDs were released in 2009 by Network DVD in the U.K. and Ripley's Home Video in Italy, and an unrated region 1 DVD was released in 2010 by Kino International.
- "Tony Manero fue seleccionada para postular por Chile a los Oscar". ADN Radio Chile. 2008-09-26. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
- Tony Manero at Rotten Tomatoes
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