[⏵] In his disturbing study of a loner, Pablo Larraín links the trauma of the Pinochet dictatorship with the disco craze of the 1970s. Santiago, 1978. Raoul, a bad-tempered would-be Travolta and psychologically disturbed petty criminal, is the leader of a small dance troupe which performs its weary routines in the delapidated bars of the town. He is also a bomb waiting to go off. When he explodes, he kills. While the situation in Chile becomes ever more unbearable, Raoul continues to pursue his dream – and with every fit of temper climbs ever further down the ladder of humanity.