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Little White Dove (1973)

Palomita blanca (original title)
Ruiz deconstructs, satirizes and politicizes a rich-boy/poor-girl romance bestseller which had been dubbed 'the Chilean "Love Story"'.


(as Raúl Ruiz)


(novel), (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beatriz Lapido ...
Rodrigo Ureta ...
Juan Carlos
Mónica Díaz
Manuel Aranguiz
Felisa González
Miriam Morales
Luis Alarcón ...
María's stepfather
María Castiglione ...
María's mother (as Maria Castiglione)
Javier Maldonado
María's godmother
Mónica Echeverría
Waldo Rojas
Rodrigo Maturana ...
María's schoolteacher
Marcial Edwards
Hugo Ramírez


A young working class girl falls in love with an upper class boy who is part of the plot to assassinate General Schneider, head of the Chilean Army. Set in the frenzied period after Salvador Allende's election as president of Chile, it documents the political and social tensions created by the electoral success of a Marxist-led coalition, an unheard of event in world politics. Written by Roberto Castillo

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Comedy | Romance





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17 October 1992 (Chile)  »

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Biala golabka  »

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Referenced in Palomilla brava (1973) See more »

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in defense of this film
8 July 2006 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Suicide King you must be one of those young ones sadly brought up under the miserable education system of Pinochet. Hollywood predictability of plot is not what Ruiz is interested in. Ruiz sated in that Hollywood have highly polished standardised formulaic scripts often using a one character developed around a central conflict which is then resolve frequently by force. I have not read the book but I understood the movie. Yes old Chilean movie - gee made under difficult conditions in 73 - remember? I lived in Santiago. Maybe you need to see few more of his films. .. "Tres Tigres Tristes" for example or "Three Crowns for the Sailor". AND I think its a bit inappropriate that you could refer to torture about your film given your countries history under Pinochet. ("if you are masochist, you'll torture yourself by watching this horrible adaptation of a good book.")

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