Nicolás López
Chile/Japan/Spain, Comedy/Fantasy, 2008
97 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Salvador Santos—bald, obese, and 33—does not look the superhero type. But after a strange inter-dimensional traveler warns him that his best friend, multimillionaire Arturo Antares, is actually a tyrant from another dimension who has been hiding in Arturo’s body, he has no other choice but to accept the challenge. His years of experience as a comic book artist will come in handy, especially when it comes time to save the love of his life, Laura Luna, from the evil grip of Nova.


Mature audiences

Alamo Ritz, Tuesday April 28, 7 PM

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Twenty-six-year-old director Nicolas López started his film career early, as he was only fifteen when he directed his first short film, “Pajero,” which was screened at local festivals in Chile. López has also been a columnist for the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio and worked closely with MTV Latin America, as a screenwriter for the MTV Music Awards and as an actor in his outrageous sitcom, Piloto MTV.


Santos PosterProducer: Miguel Asensio, Elizabeth Avellán
Screenwriter: Nicolás López
Cinematographer: Chechu Graf
Editor: Diego Macho
Music: Manuel Riveiro
Cast: Jenny Cavallo, Javier Gutiérrez, María Cristina Peña y Lillo, Elsa Pataky, Pablo Pineda