In 1973, the Chilean military, under the direction of General Augusto Pinochet and backed by the CIA, overthrew the shaky socialist government of democratically elected President Salvador Allende. The coup led to the murder of 3,000 leftist Allende supporters and the detention of an estimated 250,000 political prisoners. Set against the background of the political instability that led to the crisis, Andrés Woods' Machuca is the moving story of the friendship between two boys from different sides of the social spectrum.
- Year: 2004
- Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
- Genre: drama
- Runtime: 121 min.
- Director: Andres Wood
- Screenwriters: Roberto Brodsky, Mamoun Hassan, Andres Wood
- Actors: Matias Quer, Ariel Mateluna, Manuela Martelli, Ernesto Malbran, Aline Kuppenheim, Kevin Krisciunas
- Cinematographer: Miguel Joan Littin M.