Neruda dvd

DVDs - Films in Spanish from Latin America and Spain - English AND Spanish Subtitles


SKU: 043396508064 Sony Pictures

Neruda dvd - 2016 Chilean film directed by Pablo Larraín. An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. The iconoclastic life of Pablo Neruda is seen through the bile-filled gaze of Investigator Peluchonneau, whose hatred for communists is eclipsed only by a fear of being a supporting character in his own story. Upon President Videla's (Castro) orders, Peluchonneau is to find and arrest Neruda. Yet Peluchonneau finds the poet always at arm's length. Despite being a wanted criminal, Neruda walks about in relative safety through the streets of Santiago and Valparaiso, connecting with all those he meets with uncommon sincerity. Pelunchonneau envies him, he hates him, though he's fascinated by him too. As if to taunt him, Neruda leaves behind detective novels for the indentured gumshoe which he reads not to find clues but for leisure.

Stars Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco and Mercedes Morán. Rated R for sexuality, nudity and some language. 107 minutes. In Spanish with English or Spanish subtitles.