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Los Debutantes is a 2003 Chilean film directed by Andres Waissbluth and starring Antonella Rios and Alejandro Trejo. It tells the story of two brothers from a small town, played by Nestor Castillana and Juan Pablo Miranda, who move to Santiago and visit a nightclub to celebrate the younger brother's 17th birthday. The older brother is subsequently offered a job by the club owner Don Pascual (played by Alejandro Trejo), and both brothers become friendly with Gracia, a dancer at the club who has dreams of becoming a singer (played by Antonella Rios). The story is told in Rashomon style from three different perspectives: firstly from the perspective of the younger brother, secondly from the perspective of the older brother, and finally from the perspective of Gracia. The film was the Chilean submission for the 76th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film which took place in 2004, but was not one of the five nominated films.[1] It was also nominated for the Goya Awards.[2] The film was released on DVD in the UK in 2005, and received a mildly critical review in Time Out.[3]


  1. ^ *"Record-Breaking 56 Countries in Competition for Oscar" (Press release). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2003-10-20. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
  2. ^ Breve biografía de Waissbluth en la página del Premio Altazor Archived 2011-08-31 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-07-30
  3. ^ "Los Debutantes Review. Movie Reviews - Film - Time Out London". Retrieved 2011-08-03.

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