By Pablo Larrain

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-03-21
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Director: Pablo Larrain
  • Production Company: Participant
  • Production Country: United States of America, Argentina, Chile, France, Spain
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
From 210 Ratings


It's 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator (and renowned poet) Pablo Neruda (Gnecco) accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by the president. Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau (Bernal) is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding, where Neruda writes his epic collection of poems, "Canto General". In Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda's freedom. Neruda sees this struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau as an opportunity to reinvent himself, and he sets about playing games with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their conflict more dangerous, and more intimate. In this story of a persecuted poet and his implacable adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.




  • fantastic and playful

    By dorandre
    A celebration of the act of creation, art and fiction, with the poet recreated not in the overdone straightforward biopic but through his worlds, real and fictional.
  • Neruda

    By PatrickKapty
    Sublime intersection of politics and art!
  • Good movie.

    By mcpetey
    If you like your biopic heroes romanticized so far behind reality that you find yourself sympathizing for his stupid cause, you'll love this movie! If not, you might just not hate this movie.
  • Good

    By ¢$
    Very well made foregn film about Pablo Neruda. Well acted, written, and directed. It daes drag a little at times but is still pretty good.