Paul Larrainthe Chilean filmmaker behind spencer Y jackiewill direct a political satire starring a historical figure from his native country: the infamous fascist dictator Augusto Pinochet. In this film, the deceased autocrat never died, but remains alive as a 250-year-old vampire in the present day. This Friday, Netflix –platform that will distribute the film globally– confirmed the start of filming and revealed the first photograph related to this project.
The black comedy will star Jaime Vadell (Nope), Gloria Munchmeyer (42 days in the dark), Alfredo Castro (Tony Manero) Y Paula Luchinger (The pack). The script was in charge of Larraín in collaboration with Guillermo Calderón, a screenwriter with whom he worked before for the films Neruda Y The club. titled as Countthis film intends to deepen the analysis of this character through drama and comedy, and leads him to face a modern world.
As the magazine describes Varietythe plot “revolves around Augusto Pinochetwho is not dead but is an old vampire who, after 250 years in this world, has decided to die once and for all for alldue to the ailments that caused his dishonor and family conflicts”.
Count will be produced by Juan de Dios Larrain, through Fácula, the Chilean production company founded by the two brothers to develop productions for film and television. She was in charge of Larraín’s films shot in Chile, the acclaimed a fantastic woman, directed by Sebastián Lelio; and biopics spencer (with Kristen Stewart) and jackie (with Natalie Portman).
“We are very happy because Netflix is a place where directors whom I greatly admire have made really valuable films,” he said. Paul Larrain in statements released by the giant streaming. “Through black comedy we want to observe, understand and analyze the events that occurred in Chili and the world in the last 50 years. We have complete confidence that we will do a good job and it will certainly be an adventure: a demanding shoot, but very inspiring and meaningful.”
On the other hand, Netflix’s content vice president for Latin America, Francisco Ramos, described collaborating with the renowned director as an “honor”: “Pablo is one of the most interesting and significant voices in Latin American cinema of the last 20 years; his look at Chile and Latin America are essential to understand our continent. I have no doubt that Count will continue along the path that Paul opened with the Nope Y Neruda. Continuing to trust Fábula is vital for our growth process in a country as rich and diverse as Chile”.
The new from the Chilean director Paul Larrain will arrive in 2023 to the catalog of Netflix.