The Frontier (1991 film)

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The Frontier
Chilean theatrical release poster
Directed byRicardo P. Larrain
Written byJorge Goldenberg
Ricardo P. Larrain
Produced byMara Sanchex
Dolores Soler
StarringPatricio Contreras
Gloria Laso
CinematographyHéctor Ríos
Edited byClaudio Martínez
Music byJaime de Aguirre
Release date
  • 25 October 1991 (1991-10-25)
Running time
120 minutes

The Frontier (Spanish: La Frontera) is a 1991 Chilean drama film, directed by Ricardo Larraín and starring Patricio Contreras and Gloria Laso. Larraín won the Silver Bear for an outstanding single achievement at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.[1] The film was submitted as Chile's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 64th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.[2]


During the final years of Chile's military dictatorship, Ramiro Orellana is sentenced to internal exile. He is sent to the La Frontera region, a historic boundary between the Mapuche people and Spanish colonization. In La Frontera, Ramiro discovers a new dimension of life that prompts him to confront his own inner boundaries...


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  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1992 Prize Winners". Archived from the original on 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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