All Genres: Drama, Mystery
Release Year: 2009
Country: USA, Italy, Spain, Argentina
Languages: English, Spanish
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writing by: Francis Ford Coppola – written by
Produced by: Francis Ford Coppola – producer
Anahid Nazarian – executive producer
Fred Roos – executive producer
Masa Tsuyuki – associate producer
Cast: Vincent Gallo – Tetro
Maribel Verdú – Miranda
Alden Ehrenreich – Bennie
Klaus Maria Brandauer – Carlo
Carmen Maura – Alone
Rodrigo De la Serna – Jose
Leticia Brédice – Josefina
Mike Amigorena – Abelardo
Sofía Castiglione – Maria Luisa
Francesca De Sapio – Amalia
Adriana Mastrángelo – Angela
Music: Osvaldo Golijov
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Plot Outline: Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
Plot: Fresh faced and naive, 17-year-old Bennie arrives in Buenos Aires to search for his older brother who has been missing for more than a decade. The family had emigrated from Italy to Argentina, but with the great musical success of their father Carlo, an acclaimed symphony conductor, the family moved from Argentina to New York. When Bennie finds his brother, the volatile and melancholy poet Tetro, he is not at all what he expected. In the course of staying with Tetro and his girlfriend Miranda, the two brothers grapple with the haunting experiences of their shared past.
Carlo:”>to Tetro] There's room for only one genius in this family…
Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Subway footage and sounds are mixed in with the production company logos shown after the end credits.
Goofs: We know about 7 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Factual errors: There should be a 2.5 second lag in the two scenes where there is real-time communication with earth.
Trivia: There are 12 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- In September 2007, thieves broke into Francis Ford Coppola's home studio in Buenos Aires and stole all the electronics, including his computer with the film's script.
- Originally, the tutor Alone was going to be played by Javier Bardem, but upon revising the script Francis Ford Coppola decided the relationship between Alone and Tetro would be more appealing if it was between a man and a woman, so Alone became a woman played by Carmen Maura.
- Francis Ford Coppola wanted Matt Dillon in the title role, but Dillon was unavailable due to conflicting schedules with other films. Later, Coppola realized it would be too close to Rumble Fish (1983) (which also starred Dillon), so after a long search he settled on Vincent Gallo for the title role.