Matar a un hombre (en)

Matar a un hombre
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Alejandro Fernández Almendras


  • Chile
  • France




95 m


Alejandro Fernández Almendras


Pablo Vergara

Director of photography: 

Inti Briones


Daniel Candia, Daniel Antivilo, Ariel Mateluna, Alejandra Yañez


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Synopsis : 

Jorge is mugged one afternoon by Kalule, a neighbourhood thug. His son decides to get his stolen belongings back and tackles Kalule, who retaliates by shooting the boy. The son survives the attack and the delinquent is sentenced to two years in prison. On getting out of jail Kalule swears revenge. The police ignore the family's pleas for help, and just when Kalule seems to be on the point of getting his much yearned-for revenge, Jorge decides to take the law into his own hands.


Director's biography: 

Graduate in Social Communication from the Universidad de Chile. His first feature film, Huacho, participated in Horizontes Latinos at the San Sebastian Festival in 2009, earned the support of Fonds Sud, Arte Cinema, Global Film Initiative, Fondo de Fomento Audiovisual and the World Cinema Fund, and won an award at the Sundance/NHK screenplay competition. The film enjoyed its world premiere at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, 2009. His second feature, Sentados frente al fuego (By the Fire), had its world premiere in the New Directors section of the San Sebastian Festival in 2011. Matar a un hombre won the Carte Blanche Award at the Locarno Festival for aid to completion of the film.

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