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El Chata (The Sparring Partner)

El Chata (The Sparring Partner)

Although Samuel has the potential to be a boxing champion, he seems destined to fail. At thirty and just out of prison, he has to become a sparring partner because nobody will give him the chance at a fight. Unable to feed his family and exposed to temptation, Samuel is determined to get back in the ring and prove he has changed.

Title:

El Chata (The Sparring Partner)

Director(s):

Gustavo Ramos Perales

Year of Release:

2018

Region:

Dominican Republic

Language:

Spanish, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature

Runtime:

75 minutes

Rating:

16+

Showtimes:

Wed 19 Sep 2018, 6.00pm, MovieTowne, POS - Screen 7

Sat 22 Sep 2018, 6.00pm, MovieTowne, San'Do - Screen 4

Tue 25 Sep 2018, 3.30pm, MovieTowne, POS - Screen 7

T+T Premiere


About the Director(s):

Gustavo Ramos Perales

Gustavo Ramos Perales

Gustavo began his career in theatre at 22, as a student of the University of Puerto Rico. He then moved to Madrid to study film direction and production at Septima Ars. In Madrid he directed two short films, Negro and Frame. On his return to Puerto Rico, Gustavo produced En la Malla, a TV mini series for public television. The series was also aired in the United States. In recent years he has produced sports documentaries, and has directed TV commercials. In 2016, he won the Puerto Rico Film Commission´s competition to produce and direct his first feature film El Chata.

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