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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Kiltro
Director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza
Year 2006
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 93'
  • Marko Zaror, Caterina Jadresic, Miguel Ángel De Luca, Alejandro Castillo, Man Soo-yoon
  • G, E: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza
  • F: Víctor Jiménez Atkin
  • DA: María Eugenia Navarro
  • S: Filmosonido
  • M: Rocco
  • P: Derek Rundell
  • PE: Derek Rundell, Marko Zaror, Diego Izquierdo
  • CP: Ronnoc Entertainment, Chilechita
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There are two main roads in the history of Latin American cinema: the political and/or auteur film (whether it’s allegorical or explicit) and the core of popular genres (comedy, melodrama, period piece) that are nationalized through music. But, how does one nationalize and make martial arts Latin American? The answer is in this film. The word Kiltro refers to stray dogs of unknown linage, just like Zami, a young Arab man who never met his father and is in love with Kim, the beautiful teenage daughter of an Oriental master who lives in the same multi-ethnic neighborhood. Zami will attempt to seduce her by being a tender man as he beats away his rivals in romance. However, Max Kalba returns after decades away to settle some scores with Kim’s father... Díaz builds his story using the codes of Oriental cinema, but adding Latin American comedy and melodrama, as well as a few touches of universal popular culture. The result of this mixture of lineages is a film that is regarded as the first martial arts film of these half-caste lands of ours, turning its lead Marko Zaror in this genre’s first hero.



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