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Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) St. Patrick to allow free admission of some proletarian kids. One of them is Pedro Machuca, slum-raised son of the cleaning lady in Gonzalo Infante's liberal-bourgeois home. Yet the new classmates become buddies, paradoxically protesting together as Gonzalo gets adopted by Pedro's slum family and gang. But the adults spoil that too, not in the least when general Pinochet's coup ousts Allende, and supporters such as McEnroe.

  • Released: 2004-02-24
  • Runtime: 116 minutes
  • Genre: Drama
  • Stars: Matías Quer, Ariel Mateluna, Aline Küppenheim, Ernesto Malbrán, Federico Luppi, Manuela Martelli, Tamara Acosta, Alejandro Trejo, Maria Olga Matte, Gabriela Medina, Luis Dubó, Andrea García-Huidobro, Alejandro Goic, Pablo Krögh, Jack Arama, Francisca Imboden, Catherine Mazoyer, Juan Pablo Miranda, Aldo Parodi, Eduardo Burlé  Show all >
    Alfredo Ahumada, Mauricio Bustos, Francisca Concha, Lucas Edwards, Samuel Guajardo, Julio Briceño, Pablo Striano, Daniel Alcaíno, Verónica Moraga
  • Director: Andrés Wood