A semi-fictional account on the fatidic September 11, 1973, when the military commanded by General Pinochet took over the power from socialist president Salvador Allende, initiating a ... See full summary »
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A semi-fictional account on the fatidic September 11, 1973, when the military commanded by General Pinochet took over the power from socialist president Salvador Allende, initiating a dictatorship that lasted until 1988 causing the deaths and disappearances of many people. Written by
"Il pleut sur Santiago' is an interesting work because it remains eminently watchable,very accessible .Let's put it straight:Helvio Soto's biggest mistake is to have cast stars : Bibi Andersson,Annie Girardot,Bernard Fresson,Jean-Louis Trintignant,Nicole Calfan do nothing more than walk-on parts.Laurent Terzieff and Riccardo Cucciola have more substantial parts,but the best scenes are those which include the masses .
Helvio Soto's screenplay passes nothing over in silence: butchered democracy and so-called suicide of Allende , American intervention,copper mines and economic interests , travesties of trial,tortures and murders.He even shows some military men who refuse to obey and a deserter is executed with the "Marxist" .
The political movies were very trendy in France of the seventies:but because those events were recent when the movie was made,"il pleut...." has worn well enough.
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