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The Olympics in Mexico (1969)

Olimpiada en México (original title)
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August 1970 (USA)  »

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The Olympics in Mexico  »

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It catches the spirit of both the year 1968 and the games.
6 September 1999 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

The film catches the spirit of 1968. The glance is on the individual against odds and the joy of sport, not -as in previous olympic films and as the mexican government expected- in the "greatness", the solemnity of ceremonies or the "participation" of the masses. It is also the first olympic film to take a deep look on losers: the scene of the arrival of the last marathonian made a breakthrough on the way we look at sports. Or film them. It could have given a critical view of the events before the games (the massacre in Tlatelolco), but was constrained by its' sponsor: the government. Anyway, in Mexico young guys liked it, but it was abhorred by older folks.

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