Sal (2012)

Director
Diego Rougier

Main cast
Fele Martínez; Gonzalo Valenzuela; Patricio Contreras; Javiera Contador; Luis Dubó

Genres
Thriller, Drama, Western

Description
A screenwriter travels to Northern Chile to research his script for a Western thriller but ends up getting more than he bargained for.


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