Monday, April 4, 2011

Right Wing Beware -- Here Come The Rabble

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Photo courtesy Contento Ltd.
From the movie Machuca 
Meanwhile, Wisconsin. Contemporary Rabble. Already here. 

Meanwhile-meanwhile, back at Netflix:

Machuca Storyline

Santiago, capital of Chili during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) St. Patrick to allow free admission of some proletarian kids. One of them is Pedro Machuca, played by Ariel Mateluna, slum-raised son of the cleaning lady in Gonzalo Infante's liberal-bourgeois home. Yet the new classmates become buddies, paradoxically protesting together as Gonzalo gets adopted by Pedro's slum family and gang. But the adults spoil that too, not in the least when general Pinochet's coup ousts Allende, and supporters such as McEnroe.
Written by KGF Vissers  
Or, despite the pinko tintage, simply a fine coming of age story.

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