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Pinochet Porn, a feature length soap opera on super 8!
A story of five children growing up during the Pinochet regime into adulthood.
Pinochet Porn, a feature length soap opera on super 8! A story of five children growing up during the Pinochet regime into adulthood.
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"Pinochet Porn" is a soap opera-like narrative about five children growing up during the Pinochet regime, and their subsequent maturation into adulthood. Shot on Super-8, this feature-length film is based on a 2005 hand drawn film script "Circus Lives from Hell". The story while disclosing the intertwined lives of these five characters, also reveals its nature as a microcosm of surrounding political discord, cycles of destruction, and mounting violence. It is at once tragic and comedic. Segments of a particular history are made observable through the circumstances of the lives depicted, all obliquely revolving around the Pinochet regime in Chile. Within this story, childhood fantasy is permeated by structures of annihilation, which the characters later create in their own lives as adults. The story ends with the question: Is tragedy a choice? The title refers to the complex intimate relationships of the characters; but more so, to the regime’s systematic, sadistic destruction of individual lives - policies furtively upheld by the United States, United Kingdom, and the Papacy. This film stretches across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, extending across continents, countries, cities…. It reaches from the shtetl, the barrio, the concentration camp, into a digital age of increasing mobility and globalization. Yet, despite genuine progress, it describes a world plagued by colonialism, imperialism, fascism, and terrorism.

This no-budget film has elicited collaboration from some of the most gifted people in the field. Your support would allow us to finish our film. All proceeds will go towards film processing, transfer and telecine, and the final shoot. Your support is essential to helping us accomplish our vision and fulfil this goal.
YOUR DONATION WILL HELP US FINISH OUR FILM!!

Directed by : Ellen Cantor
Director of Photography : John Brattin
Art Director : Jay Kinney

STARRING : LIA GANGITANO!! - Pinochet's identical-twin daughters

JJames Eff - the Dictator
Andrew Haynes - the suffering Wife, the toy Boyfriend
Jay Kinney - the toy Boyfriend
Michel Auder- Husband One (he married both sisters!)
Spencer Sweeney - Husband Two (the young man)
John Thomson - Husband Three (he taught her about conceptual art...)
Ellen Cantor - Husband Four (the best friend), the Maid
Harri Kupiainen - Husband Five (the rock star!!)
Danny McDonald - Husband Six (he got her pregnant!)
Sofia Elisabeth Von Herrlich - the Baby!
Patrick Blumer - the Clown boy
Brandon Olson - the castrating man-eating demonic Girlfriend
Stephen Ward - Mango Cha Cha (the famous DJ!)
Tristan Hughes-Freeland - Mango Cha Cha as a child
Annabel Sexton - his little Sister
Rosalie Knox - the Nun

with special guest STAR appearances:
Francesca Gangitano
Carmel McMahon
Emma Nilsson
Mateo Kamzelas
Shandi Sullivan
Ryan Harman
Malcom Hamilton
Cate Giordano
Kerry Davis
Debbi Martini
Jo Murray
Arturo Carlo Samperi Malagnino
Nuutti Kataja from Dead Combo!!
and MORE to come ...
Cerith Wyn Evans - Osha the sex guru!

Narrated by : Pablo Leon de la Barra

Assistant Editor : Simon Popper, Nikos Pantazopoulos
Camera Assistance : Cate Giordano
Copy Editor : Nikos Dimitros
Creative Production Assistance : Jill Herman
Technical Assistance : Clinton Curtis, Glen Fogel


Pinochet Black Cat Voodoo Candle!

Augusto Pinochet Newspaper Clipping Print
Pinochet Porn Silkscreen Spider Tshirt


Pinochet Porn Signed Movie Poster

Print set of three drawings from hand drawn script

"Death Skull" unique collage (with lithograph, cut-out, drawing)

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    "Pinochet Porn: Trailer" DVD, 13mins, 2010 (signed edition 200) (+special thanks)

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    Signed still images of PALOMA and her SIX husbands!! racy! scandalous! 
    Starring: LIA GANGITANO  
    Michel Auder, Spencer Sweeney, John Thomson, 
    Ellen Cantor, Harri Kupianian and Danny McDonald
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