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Neruda (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Inventive, intelligent, and beautifully filmed, Neruda transcends the traditional biopic structure to look at the meaning beyond the details of its subject's life.

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An investigator launches a search for Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, who became a fugitive in his own country for his Communist leanings during the 1940s.

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Cast

Gael García Bernal
as Oscar Peluchonneau
Luis Gnecco
as Pablo Neruda
Alfredo Castro
as Gabriel González Videla
Michael Silva
as Álvaro Jara
Mercedes Morán
as Delia del Carril
Pablo Derqui
as Pablo Derqui
Alejandro Goic
as Jorge Bellet
Marcelo Alonso
as Pepe Rodríguez
Jaime Vadell
as Jorge Alessandri
Diego Muñoz
as Martínez
Victor Montero
as Rubén Azócar
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Critic Reviews for Neruda

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"Neruda" is a dream of Chile, of what it was and might have been, brought to the screen by a master dreamer.

March 16, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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"Neruda" is a delightful mishmash of two disparate genres: the biopic and film noir.

March 9, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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A sumptuous puzzle of a movie that takes a turbulent period in the life of the Chilean poet and politician and turns it into a fable about fame and the power of words.

January 19, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Arizona Republic
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This is a serious movie that often feels playful, one that has metafictional ambitions but wears them lightly. You can surrender to the enjoyment of the chase at the film's heart, while not losing sight of Larraín's serious aims.

January 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Calderon and Larrain have taken great dramatic license with Neruda's story, and the payoff is more than worth the risk.

December 30, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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As in all his movies, Larrain is an expert juggler of tones: by turns antic and lyrical, Neruda is shot with a dark, nocturnal beauty and a mournful orchestral score.

December 29, 2016 | Full Review…
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Intelligent, humorous and inventive, Larraín's film is especially impressive due to the way it uses a cat-and-mouse game as the basis for a metalinguistic exercise instead of being a conventional biography about the poet, and it has some very fine performances by the whole cast.

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