Chile puede (Spanish for: Chile can do it) is a 2008 Chilean comedy film about an illegal private Chilean space venture orchestrated by a mad tycoon that comes under the suspicions of the United States government, as an Arab and Al-Qaeda motivated anthrax-filled-satellite attack on the United States.
A group of scientists working in the north of Chile are about to launch the first Chilean space mission into space. Just before the launch is due the scientists and engineers are involved in some industrial dispute over wages and working conditions which leads them to walk out of the ground control centre and abandon the project and its director.
The project director can’t accept this and still decides to launch the mission into space with the astronaut Guillermo. Soon he realizes he doesn’t know how to bring the astronaut back to earth alive. The Chilean astronaut is left orbiting the earth until an old Russian scientist from the Sputnik programme – living in Chile – enters the scene. Ultimately the old Russian scientist contacts a cosmonaut left in the old MIR space station who finally manages to force the Chilean space ship back into earth's orbit with a push.
Hugo Arana ... First engineer
Bélgica Castro ... Russian scientist
Javiera Contador ... Ana María (girlfriend of Guillermo)
Boris Quercia ... Guillermo, Spanish high school teacher, and mission's astronaut
Álvaro Rudolphy... Journalist
Willy Semler ... Patricio, millionaire, mad mind, and financier