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Salvador Allende
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Salvador Allende
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Salvador Allende marked my life. I wouldn?t be who I am today if he hadn?t personified the Utopia of a fairer, freer world running through my country at that time. I was there, acting and making movies. I remember the 11 September 1973, a dismal day on which the US supported and fostered a coup d?etat to crush the pacific, democratic revolution taking shape in my far-off country, Chile, eliminating its President of the Republic, Salvador Allende, that ?son of a b....?, as Richard Nixon liked to call him. I?ll never forget the brutality of the dictatorship that installed itself immediately afterwards and stayed for 17 years... Years of suffering, of death, of exile and annihilation of the memory. Now it?s time to remember Salvador Allende, that unsual man - a revolutionary fanatical about democracy to the point of suicide - for historical reasons, certainly, but also for the cruelty surrounding his memory... (Patricio Guzmán).
BIOGRAPHY
Santiago de Chile, 1941. Studied film in Madrid and in his native city. Debuted in documentaries with El primer año (1971). He later tackled his most ambitious project, La batalla de Chile (The Battle of Chile, 1975-1979), a trilogy which, for obvious political reasons, he had to edit in Cuba and had wide international repercussion. His subsequent works were En nombre de Dios (1987), La Cruz del Sur (The Southern Cross, 1992), Pueblo en vilo (1995), Chile, la memoria obstinada (Chile, the Obstinate Memory, 1997), La isla de Robinson Crusoe (1999), El caso Pinochet (The Pinochet Case, 2001) and Madrid (2002).
CAST & CREW
Director
Patricio Guzmán
Screenplay
Patricio Guzmán
Photography
Julia Muñoz, Patricio Guzmán
Edition
Claudio Martínez
Music
Jorge Arriagada
Running Time
100 m.
Country
France-Spain-Belgium-Germany-Mexico
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