• Machuca (2004)

Machuca

Release Date: 2004

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

Pedro (Ariel Mateluna), who comes from modest means, gets a free ride to an elite Catholic boarding school run by the forward-thinking Father McEnroe (Ernesto Malbran). Gonzalo (Matías Quer), one of the wealthy boys at the school, quickly takes a shine to Pedro, and the two become fast friends. But as the boys spend more time with one another, their relationship is strained by the turbulent social and political upheaval happening in their native Chile.

Cast: Matías Quer, Ariel Mateluna, Manuela Martelli, Aline Küppenheim, Federico Luppi, Ernesto Malbran, Tamara Acosta, Francisco Reyes

Director: Andrés Wood

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Tornasol Films S.A.

Keywords: Father, Intense, Friendship, Best friend, Growing up, Mother, 1970s, Moving

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Packs a quiet wallop. show more

  • 100
    Jonathan CurielSan Francisco Chronicle

    A sensitively wrought work. show more

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A fine, exciting film that makes a bloody historical event live all over again by showing it through the eyes of children on the edges of the conflict. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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