Caluga o Menta

An effectively gritty account of the nihilistic existence led by a selection of petty criminals, druggies, down-and-outs and prostitutes living on the margins of Chilean society. There's nothing particularly original or insightful about its portrait of disaffected youth, but the actors have talent and the right faces, and Justiniano directs his rambling story with a good sense of economy and detail.

By: GA

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gonzalo Justiniano
Screenwriter: Gustavo Frias, Gonzalo Justiniano, Juan Andrés Peña
Cast: Mauricio Vega
Aldo Parodi
Patricia Rivadeneira
Cecilia Godoy
Miriam Palacios
Luis Alarlon