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A Feature film by Andrés Wood

Produced by Paraiso Production Diffusion

Release in France : 19/01/2005


    Chili 1973. Two eleven-year-old children: one, timid Gonzalo Infante, from a wealthy family, lives in a chic neighborhood; the other, Pedro Machuca, from a farming family, lives in a shantytown.
    These two children who have nothing in common nevertheless meet at school thanks to the idealistic initiatives of Father Mac Enroe. The principal of an upper-crust Catholic college in Santiago, he wants to integrate underprivileged children among the school’s pupils. He wants to teach all of them respect and tolerance at a time when the political and social climate is deteriorating throughout the country.

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Paraiso Production Diffusion

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    V!F International

    Foreign production company :

    Tornasol Films

    French distribution :

    Océan Films Distribution

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    Photos (10)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Nathalie Trafford

    Director of Photography :

    Miguel Littin

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Production Designer :

    Rodrigo Bazaes

    Costume designer :

    Maya Mora

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Chile, Spain, Great Britain, France

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    Minority French (Chile, Spain, Great Britain, France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD