Dir: Andres Wood

Chile Spain United Kingdom (UK) France


121 mins



Matías Quer, Ariel Mateluna, Manuela Martelli

Santiago 1973. Two 11-year-old boys from different sides of the tracks share the same classroom, but different perspectives on the impending coup against Allende. Gonzalo lives in the suburbs, unaware of the growing resistance of his class to the socialist president; Machuca is one of many children inhabiting the city’s shantytown. But when the coup arrives, they are affected in drastically dissimilar ways. Machuca is not just a political drama, but a poignant coming-of-age film, based on Wood’s own childhood.

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