The Prince (2019)
aka El Príncipe First screened in October 2019
Director: Sebastián Muñoz. Cast: Juan Carlos Maldonado, Alberto Castro, Gastón Pauls, Lucas Balmaceda, Sebastián Ayala, Cesara Serra, Nicolás Zárate, José Antonio Raffo, Catalina Martin, Paola Volpato, Paula Zúñiga. Screenplay: Luis Barrales and Sebastián Muñoz (based on the novel by Mario Cruz). Twitter Capsule:
Partly earnest film about self-invention in seamy circumstances. Partly just seamy. Ratios vary. So do performances.
This initially seemed derivative, predictable, and exploitative. Some key scenes with Castro and larger circles of inmates deepen it, but only just.