Machuca (2004)

Not Rated   |    |  Biography, Drama, History

Machuca (2004) Poster

Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile.



  • Matías Quer in Machuca (2004)
  • Matías Quer and Manuela Martelli in Machuca (2004)
  • Matías Quer and Manuela Martelli in Machuca (2004)
  • Ariel Mateluna and Matías Quer in Machuca (2004)
  • Ariel Mateluna and Matías Quer in Machuca (2004)
  • Ariel Mateluna in Machuca (2004)

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15 May 2005 | aharmas
| A Truly Outstanding Piece of Film-making
This film reaches back and looks at history in a very intimate and personal way. Its young protagonist is shown, growing up, not quite understanding what is happening around him. His own life is the middle of a crisis, and suddenly he is in the middle of his own country's political storm. Gonzalo is one of the lucky ones, a young man who escaped the horrors while he learned how to become a better human being.

Andres Wood's direction is assured and gentle. He shows his love of his country, its main characters, his own history (there are strong hints at this being at least auto-biographical). His film is beautifully scored and photographed; in addition to having one of the best performances ever by a group of children. The movie moves along quietly, touching us, teaching us, and taking us along in an unforgettable study of humanity at its worst and its best.

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Release Date:

11 June 2004


Spanish, English

Country of Origin

Chile, Spain, UK, France

Filming Locations

Santiago, Chile

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,635 23 January 2005

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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