The Dancer and the Thief | Chicago Reader

The Dancer and the Thief

Adapted from a novel by Antonio Skarmeta (The Postman), this 2009 Spanish drama takes place in Santiago, Chile, where a young criminal planning a heist befriends a ballet student whose father was murdered by the Pinochet regime. Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) directed. In Spanish with subtitles. 127 min. Screening on Friday as part of the festival’s opening-night program.



  • Fernando Trueba


  • Ricardo Darín
  • Abel Ayala
  • Miranda Bodenhofer
  • Ariadna Gil
  • Julio Jung
  • Mario Guerra
  • Marcia Haydee
  • Luis Dubó
  • Luis Gnecco
  • Mariana Loyola
  • Gloria Münchmeyer
  • Gregory Cohen


  • Jessica Berman
  • Cristina Huete

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