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The Sentimental Teaser

Cristián Galaz
Chile, Comedy/Drama, 1999
90 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

An eccentric host of a popular radio show offering offbeat personal advice takes calls from listeners who disclose their trials, tribulations, and passions. The candid exchange between the host and his listeners leads to three stories that, while different from each other, are similar in the callers’ urgency to reveal all to the radio audience. Based on a successful Chilean radio show, the film portrays stories inspired by real listeners of the show. El chacotero sentimental won the audience award at the Chicago Latino Film Festival, Toulouse Latin America Film Festival and Viña del Mar in 2000.


Mature audiences

Regal Metropolitan, Saturday April 25, 10 PM

Cristián Galaz, born in 1958, studied philosophy and journalism in Chile before working as editor and director of over 50 documentaries for Teleanálisis. He is the founder of both a television and film production company and an ad production agency, and has worked extensively in the music video direction of renowned Latin American artists. Since 2000, he has directed three other feature films including El regalo, co-directed by Andrea Ugalde

el_chacotero_pProducer: Alejandro Castillo
Screenwriter: Mateo Irribaren, Cristián Galaz
Cinematographer: Antonio Farias
Editor: Soledad Salfate
Music: Carlos Cabezas
Cast: Roberto Artiogoitía, Tamara Acosta, Pablo Macaya, Daniel Muñoz, Lorene Prieto, Ximena Rivas