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Neruda' is a film centering on the life of famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who went into hiding in the late 1940s after being accused of being an enemy of the state for his communist leanings.

Not a biopic but a bio-fic, this suspense thriller set in 1948 in inspired by the period in Chilean poet and Communist senator Pablo Neruda was forced underground and into exile by an authoritarian right wing government. Larrain filters the story through the eyes of the obsessive cop Oscar Peluchonneau (Gael Garcia Bernal) in hot pursuit, lending this fresh, compelling movie the air of a South American pulp detective novel with distinctly literary aspirations.


"Surprises always come at the end of Pablo Larraín’s films, when everything suddenly comes together and the audience sits in the cinema feeling both illuminated and floored. Neruda is no different, representing the director at his stunning best with a work of such cleverness and beauty, alongside such power, that it’s hard to know how to parcel out praise: script, cinematography, art direction and performances all vie for kudos and awards…" - Jay Weissberg, Variety