Tony Manero

A FILM BY Pablo Larraín

An indelible portrait of a sociopath with the soul of a zombie.
- The New York Times
Marvelously unhinged study of pop culture obsession.
- The Village Voice


Raul Peralta, a middle-aged criminal in 1970's Chile, is obsessed the idea of impersonating Tony Manero, John Travolta¹s character in Saturday Night Fever. Every Saturday night, he unleashes his passion for the film's music by imitating his idol and leading a small group of dancers as they perform at a bar in the outskirts of the city. His dream of being recognized as a successful showbiz star is about to become a reality when a Tony Manero impersonating contest is announced on national television. However, his obsession to reproduce his idol's likeness and perfect his act drives him to commit a series of violent crimes and thefts, leading to shocking violence and murder.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: Spanish
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 97 min.
Year: 2008


Pablo Larraín