Tony Manero (R2) in September
Network have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Tony Manero on 28th September 2009 priced at £19.99 RRP. This edgy, relentless and darkly comic drama from Chilean director Pablo Larrain stars Chilean actor Alfredo Castro. The film follows Raúl Peralta (Alfredo Castro), a man in his fifties, obsessed with Tony Manero, John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever. Raúl leads a small group of dancers regularly performing at a bar located in the outskirts of the city. Every Saturday evening, he unleashes his passion for the film’s music by imitating his idol. His dream of becoming a successful showbiz star is about to become a reality when the national television station announces a Tony Manero impersonating contest. His urge to reproduce his idol’s likeness drives him to commit a series of crimes and misdemeanours. In the meantime, his dancing partners, who are involved in underground activities against the regime, are persecuted by the government’s secret police.
- Interview with Alfredo Castro at the Institute of Contemporary Art
- Introduction booklet