Cola de Mono

Alberto Fuguet /
Thriller - LGBTQ+ / Adults


It's Christmas Eve, 1986, and Borja is a precocious teenager with a passion for film. As his extended family comes together to celebrate the holiday, the combined forces of the suffocating Chilean heat, free-flowing drinks, and repressed desire contribute to the eruption of long-held secrets. This hypnotic story from Chile is both an enticing family melodrama and an erotic thriller about the ways that passion and desire control our lives - from our pop-culture tastes to our sexual fantasies.

Director`s Vision

Cola de mono is a movie about many things but one thing I wanted was to make a movie a about Chile and the 80s and skip Pinochet. Here the enemy is inside: it´s the repression. Secrets kill, shame can torture, desire is dangerous.

Production sheet

  • Alberto Fuguet
  • Patricio Alfaro
  • Amparo Baeza
  • Sebastián Arriagada
  • Víctor Muñoz
  • Cristian Heyne & Alberto Peña
  • Santiago Rodríguez, Cristóbal Rodríguez & Carmina Riego
  • Cinépata
  • Matriarca Films & Masa Madre
  • Alberto Fuguet, Sebastián Arriagada & Roberto Mardones
  • Nicolás Arenas

  • TLA (United Kingdom)

Directed by

Alberto Fuguet


Winter (2015)
Locations: looking for Rusty James (2013)
Country Music (2011)
Velodrome (2010)
For Rent (2005)

Short films

2 hours (2009)
The Killer Ants (2004)

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