Films 2019

El Principe

by Sebastián Muñoz / Chile, Argentina, Belgium 2019 / 96' / In competition

Cast and Credits

Original Title / El Principe

English Title / The Prince

Director / Sebastian Muñoz

Screenplay / Luis Barrales, Sebastian Muñoz

Cinematography / Enrique Stindt

Editing / Danielle Fillios

Music / Angela Acuña

Sound / Guido Deniro

Art Direction / Claudia Gallardo

Costume Design / Carolina Espina

Cast / Juan Carlos Maldonado, Alfredo Castro, Gaston Pauls, Sebastian Ayala, Lucas Balmaceda, Cesare Serra, José Antonio Raffo

Production / Marianne Mayer-Beckh – El Otro Film

Co-production / Roberto Doveris – Niña Niño Films, Nicolas Grosso, Federico Sando Novo – Le Tiro, Griselda Gonzales, Mark Rees – Be Revolution Pictures

World SalesPatra Spanou Film Marketing & Consulting

Press AttachéGloria Zerbinati

Format / Color

Runtime / 96 min.


Chile, 1970. During a night of heavy drinking, Jaime, a lonely 20-year-old young man, stabs his best friend in what seems a passion outburst. Sentenced to prison, he meets “The Stallion”, an older and respected man in whom he finds protection, and from whom he learns about love and loyalty. Behind bars, Jaime becomes “The Prince”. But as their relationship grows stronger, “The Stallion” faces the violent power struggles within the prison.

Sebastian Muñoz

Sebastian MuñozSebastián Muñoz (1973) graduated from the Cinema School of the Arcis University and has been working as a production designer for some of the most significant films in contemporary Chilean cinema. In 1996 he shot his first short film Happiness and in 1997 Good Luck. Based on a novel by Mario Cruz (Elías O. Martínez), El Principe is his first feature film.