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El Nominado (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Reality-TV | 16 October 2003 (Chile)
Ten strangers are taken to the snowy summits of the Andes; The challenge is to survive in an underground shelter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristián de la Fuente ... Rodrigo
Sebastián Layseca Sebastián Layseca ... Miguel
Julieta Cardinali ... Catalina
Francisco Reyes ... Patricio
Fabián Gianola ... Elbio
María Elena Swett María Elena Swett ... Sara
Fernando Larraín Fernando Larraín ... Andrés
Álvaro Escobar Álvaro Escobar ... Javier
Juan Pablo Ogalde ... César
Francisca Merino Francisca Merino ... Celina
Daniella Tobar Daniella Tobar ... Ana
Ramón Llao ... Andueza
Ingrid Cruz Ingrid Cruz ... Inés
Katyna Huberman Katyna Huberman ... Verónica
Tomás Vidiella Tomás Vidiella ... Mañungo Eyzaguirre


It's the year 2006 in Chile and reality TV rules the airwaves. El Nominado takes you into the most extreme reality show to date. Imagine yourself, and 9 other strangers, being dropped off by a helicopter over the snow covered "Ande Mountains" (Alive). You have to survive living in a bunker 40 meters bellow ground, with limited food, water or things you like to do. You have 30 video cameras broadcasting your every move to the whole country. The audience decides who is Nominated to leave each week, but things go bad as one of the participants refuses to leave. He starts to terrorize and kill the other participants according to each and everyone's phobias. The network ratings fly through the roof as the killings continue. They refuse to notify the police in order to continue the record breaking ratings. Written by Rene Lavan

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Release Date:

16 October 2003 (Chile) See more »

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Idea Fija Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of the five writers credited in the movie went by the alias ''Fasten your seats belts!'' See more »


Tal vez vea la luz al amanecer
Written by Pablo Avila Champin
Performed by Pamela Flores
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Derivative, Silly, and Just Plain Bad
18 March 2004 | by yojimbo999See all my reviews

EL NOMINADO is nothing new. The whole Reality TV Show Gone Bad gimmick has already been done ad nauseam in better fares like MY LITTLE EYE and SERIES 7. This Chilean movie treads the same ground, putting 10 contestants in an underground bunker, and films them with cameras. Snooze. Then one of the contestants goes bunkers and shoots people.

Not bad, right? Wrong.

The bad guy is a skinny geek that walks around flashing a gun and showing his bony body. The guy is so skinny you can see his spine, for Christ's sake. Scary? Nah. Laughable is more like it. Even more laughable is that not a single one of the other contestants can beat this guy, not that they try. Mostly they just run around crying like babies until he locates them one by one. Really, it's pathetic.

Almost no gore to speak off, but they did manage to put in one sex scene, complete with bubbly fresh music. Geez, I wonder why the other contestants didn't run up and bop the skinny guy on the head with something while he's busy shagging some girl? Oh wait. It's a stupid movie with a moronic screenplay. Nevermind.

Watch SERIES 7 again, or MY LITTLE EYE. They're so much better than this tripe.

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