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Alejandro Zambra's celebrated novella of love and literature comes to the screen in this film adaptation from director Cristian Jimenez. Julio (Diego Noguera) was an aspiring writer attending college in the town of Valdivia, Chile. While Julio had an interest in literature, he was a lackadaisical student, and when asked in class if he'd read Marcel Proust, he said yes even though it wasn't true. Julio told the same lie to his beautiful classmate Emilia (Natalia Galgani), and the two fell into a relationship that was destined to end badly. Years later, Emilia is out of Julio's life, and he's living in Santiago while trying to pursue a career as a novelist. Julio is dating Blanca (Trinidad Gonzalez), a neighbor who shares his interest in the written word, and he's in the running for a job helping well-respected author Gazmuri (Hugo Medina) transcribe his hand-written rough drafts into printed manuscripts on his computer. Julio is passed over for the project, but rather than tell Blanca the truth, he begins writing his own version of Gazmuri's novel as a cover, with the story inspired by his failed romance with Emilia. Bonsái received its world premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/21/2012
UPC: 0712267310524
Original Release: 2011
Rating: NR
Source: Strand Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 72,627

Special Features

Original Theatrical Trailer; Other Strand Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Diego Noguera Julio
Nathalia Galgani Emilia
Gabriela Arancibia Barbara
Trinidad Gonzalez Blanca
Hugo Medina Gazmuri
Andres Waas Actor
Alicia Fehrmann Actor
Alicia Rodriguez Actor

Technical Credits
Cristian Jimenez Director,Screenwriter
Bruno Bettati Producer
Inti Briones Cinematographer
Natacha Cervi Co-producer
Caroline Chaspoul Score Composer
Julien Deris Associate Producer
Cristian Freund Sound/Sound Designer
Soledad Gaspar Casting
Julie Gayet Producer
Eduardo Henriquez Score Composer
Nicolas Lesage Associate Producer
Etienne Mallet Associate Producer
Hernán Musaluppi Co-producer
Panico Score Composer
Rizoma & Ukbar Filmes Co-producer
Manuel Robles Sound/Sound Designer
Soledad Salfate Editor
Mary Ann Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Pandora da Cunha Telles Co-producer
Nadia Turincev Producer
Jean-Guy Veran Sound Mixer
Jorge Zambrano Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bonsái
1. Opening [7:30]
2. Wide Awake [3:44]
3. 8 Years Later [10:43]
4. A Romantic Novel [8:31]
5. Posture Exercises [8:03]
6. Well Written [9:35]
7. Tea Time [8:09]
8. Looking Suspicious [6:10]
9. Very Fragile Plant [2:05]
10. Lousy Kisses [7:38]
11. No Problem [8:43]
12. Credits [9:58]

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