almost 8 years
A good synopsis to know how Chile changed as a result of the Pinochet's dictature.
Machuca is a 2004 Chilean film written and directed by Andrés Wood. Set in 1973 Santiago during Salvador Allende's socialist government and shortly before General Augusto Pinochet's military coup in 1973, the film tells the story of two friends, one of them the very poor Pedro Machuca who is integrated into the elite school of his friend Gonzalo Infante. The social integration project is headed by the director of the school, Father McEnroe.
The film is dedicated to Father Gerardo Whelan, who from 1969 to 1973 was the director of Colegio Saint George (Saint George's College), the private English-language school in Santiago that the film's director attended as a boy.
Machuca performed well in theaters in Chile, but did not have notable box-office success outside of Latin America.
The film is not intended to provide an overview of this period in Chilean history. Rather, it shows the perspective of Gonzalo Infante, a privileged boy who catches a glimpse of the world of the lower class...