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Release Date: January 19, 2005Running Time: 120 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Period

Matias Quer
Ariel Mateluna
Manuela Martelli
Ernesto Malbran

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Santiago, Chile, 1973: Pedro Machuca is a poor boy of tribal descent, brought into an upper class private school during Chile's brief socialist era. Gonzalo, the well-to-do boy seated a row ahead, befriends Pedro against the bullying will of his classmates. In so doing, he discovers a raw, thrilling but wildly complicated world outside his own previously sheltered homelife. Pedro's fierce, attractive young neighbor Silvana by turns mocks Gonzalo's pampered background, only to fondly lead both boys in a number of kissing games. All around them, Chile drifts towards civil war. At school, their humane headmaster Father McEnroe comes under a hysteria-driven attack by parents for his charity towa... Full Summary >>