Tony Manero 2008 ★★★★

Set in 1978 Chile, during Pinochet's rule, we follow an obsessed fan of John Travolta's character in "Saturday Night Fever as he works towards competing in a tacky TV talent contest. It sounds like the makings of a parody except it's deadly serious and at times shockingly violent as things turn psychotic. It's deeply unsettling, yet fascinating, character study which cleverly draws parallels with the politics in Chile of the time.

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