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Pedro Chaskel (screenplay)
Julio García Espinosa (screenplay)
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18 March 1975 (Cuba) See more »
The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. | Add synopsis »
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Exceptionally well constructed and convincing. See more (4 total) »



Salvador Allende ... Himself (archive footage)
Abilio Fernández ... Himself - Narrador

Directed by
Patricio Guzmán 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jose Bartolome  screenplay
Pedro Chaskel  screenplay
Federico Elton  screenplay
Julio García Espinosa  screenplay
Patricio Guzmán  screenplay

Produced by
Chris Marker .... producer
Cinematography by
Jorge Müller Silva 
Film Editing by
Pedro Chaskel 
Production Management
Federico Elton .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jose Bartolome .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jacinto Falcón .... sound transfer
Carlos Fernández .... sound mixer
Bernardo Menz .... sound
Special Effects by
Ricardo Lopez .... special effects
Eusebio Ortiz .... special effects
Jorge Pucheux .... special effects
Delia Quesada .... special effects
Alberto Valdés .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Ricardo Lopez .... visual effects
Eusebio Ortiz .... visual effects
Jorge Pucheux .... visual effects
Delia Quesada .... visual effects
Alberto Valdés .... visual effects
Other crew
Pablo de la Barra .... production equipment
Jorge Müller Silva .... in memory of


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin armas - Primera parte: La insurreción de la burguesía" - Venezuela (original title)
"The Battle of Chile: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie" - Sweden (English title) (imdb display title)
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97 min | USA:191 min
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Did You Know?

French filmmaker Chris Marker sent film stock to Guzman to complete this film after the U.S. pulled supplies due to ideological differences. He told Guzman that what he was trying to do was insane.See more »
Salvador Allende:History is ours, and the people make it to build a better society.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Chile, the Obstinate Memory (1997)See more »


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Exceptionally well constructed and convincing., 13 July 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"La Batalla de Chile: La Lucha de un Pueblo Sin Armas" is the first of three documentaries that deal with the illegal ouster of the leftist government of Chile as well as the subsequent murder and persecution of the supporters of this legitimately elected regime. While I ideologically think communism is not the answer to a nation's ills, this film worked to convince me of the rightness of their position--making it an extremely effective documentary. And, while in many ways I am proud to be an American, I realize that the film was correct in its assessment in the US government in this affair--when our nation SHOULD always support self-determination regardless of political orientation. So, whether or not it made me uncomfortable, it was VERY effective. I also was blown away at the ending of the film, as you realize the horrible danger and costs involved in making the film. The bottom line is that the film is exceptionally well made, challenging and compelling. See this one.

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