The Prince

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    The Prince

    El Principe

    Directed by

    Chile, Argentina, Belgium

    2019

    96 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    Chile, 1970. During a night of heavy drinking, Jaime, a lonely 20-year-old young man, stabs his best friend in what seems a passion outburst. Sentenced to prison, he meets “The Stallion”, an older and respected man in whom he finds protection, and from whom he learns about love and loyalty. Behind bars, Jaime becomes “The Prince”. But as their relationship grows stronger, “The Stallion” faces the violent power struggles within the prison.

    Awards

    • Queer Lion Award - Venice Critics' Week

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Juan Carlos Maldonado
    Alfredo Castro
    Gaston Pauls
    Sebastian Ayala
    Lucas Balmaceda
    Cesare Serra
    José Antonio Raffo
    Screenplay
    Luis Barrales
    Sebastian Muñoz
    Cinematography
    Enrique Stindt
    Editing
    Danielle Fillios
    Music
    Angela Acuña
    Production
    EL OTRO FILM
    Sales
    PATRA SPANOU FILM MARKETING & CONSULTING

    Press

    Chile’s Sebastián Muñoz makes his debut with an erotic prison drama about the homosexual awakening of an inmate surrounded by extreme violence

    Carlota Moseguí, Cineuropa

    Sebastian Muñoz

    Sebastian Muñoz

    Chile

    Sebastián Muñoz (1973) graduated from the Cinema School of the Arcis University and has been working as a production designer for some of the most significant films in contemporary Chilean cinema. In 1996 he shot his first short film HAPPINESS and in 1997 GOOD LUCK. Based on a novel by Mario Cruz (Elías O. Martínez), THE PRINCE (2019) is his first feature film, selected in competition at the 34th Venice International Critics'Week.