Tetro Poster

Release Date: June 11th, 2009

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2010

R|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
When teenage Bennie (Alden Ehrenreich) arrives in Argentina to look for his long-estranged brother, Tetro (Vincent Gallo), he finds not the idolized sibling from his youth, but a tormented and self-destructive soul who has abandoned his brilliant career as a writer. After Tetro rejects him, Bennie risks his brother's wrath by secretly completing one of his plays and submitting it for consideration for a prestigious literary prize.

Cast: Vincent Gallo, Maribel Verdú, Alden Ehrenreich, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Carmen Maura, Rodrigo De la Serna, Leticia Brédice, Mike Amigorena

Director: Francis Coppola

Genres: Drama

Production Co: American Zoetrope, Tornasol Films S.A.

Distributors: American Zoetrope

Keywords: Offbeat, Mystery, Girlfriend, Transformation, Melodramatic, Quest, Hospital, Fall, Brooding, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The result is visually inventive, narratively edgy, and unlike anything else. show more

  • Tetro turns out to be not one movie but, at the very least, two--a Fellini-esque (or Coppola-esque) concatenation of drama, dance and opera (with a nod to Alphonse Daudet), and a modest, appealing coming-of-age story that involves Maribel Verdú (from “Y Tu Mamá También”) as Tetro’s girlfriend. show more

  • It has style to burn, eye-catching acting by an international cast and a story that harkens back to many literary classic with its themes of a family torn apart, brothers in conflict and a son's rivalry with a towering father figure. show more

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