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Pedro Chaskel (screenplay)
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13 March 1976 (Cuba) See more »
Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The second part in a very bravely made trilogy. See more (2 total) »



Salvador Allende ... Himself (archive footage)
Carlos Altamirano ... Himself - Secretario General Partido Socialista (archive footage)
Fernando Castillo ... Himself - Rector Universidad Católica Demócratacristiano (archive footage)
Luis Corvalán ... Himself - Secretario General Partido Comunista (archive footage)
Juan Cáceres ... Himself - Jefe del Comando de Abastecimiento Directo (archive footage)
Miguel Enriquez ... Himself - Secretario General del Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria MIR (archive footage)
Abilio Fernández ... Himself - Narrador
Víctor García Garzena ... Himself - Diputado P. Nacional (archive footage)
Jaime Gazmuri ... Himself - Secretario General (archive footage)
Oscar Guillermo Garretón ... Himself - Secretario General Partido MAPU (archive footage)
Gustavo Leigh ... Himself (archive footage) (as General Gustavo Leigh)
César Mendoza ... Himself (archive footage) (as General César Mendoza)
J. Toribio Merino ... Himself (archive footage) (as Almirante José Toribio Merino)
Augusto Pinochet ... Himself (archive footage) (as General Augusto Pinochet)
Alejandro Rojas ... Himself - Diputado Comunista (archive footage)

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
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
Camera and Electrical Department
Leonardo Henrichsen .... camera operator
Other crew
Pablo de la Barra .... production equipment
Jorge Müller Silva .... in memory of

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Also Known As:
"La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin armas - Segunda parte: El golpe de estado" - Cuba (original title)
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88 min
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Salvador Allende:History is ours, and the people make it to build a better society.See more »
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References Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)See more »


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The second part in a very bravely made trilogy., 9 February 2001
Author: Jamie O'Halleron (lynchboy2001) from Dublin, Ireland

The Battle of Chile surely must be the most interesting from the Chilean troubles from the 70's, handled with style & fervour by the passionate director, who by all accounts is a left-wing sympathiser. The film starts with a roar with the failed coup d'etat, & from there builds up the tragic story of the Allende lead "Marxist" party, telling us who plotted against them & why, all set behind the backdrop of mass public support, eventually quashed by right-wing terror. The film has to be admired also for publicly stating that the CIA helped the bourguoise eventually kill close to 30,000 people, and the fact that this film was a huge risk to the lives of the makers (who had to smuggle it out of Chile and edit it as exiles). Overall it deals with the worker's plight not only in Chile, but as a case study around the world (Brazil & Bolivia for example), and only watching these types of films (this is part 2 of a trilogy) do you sense the realities of this world, and shake off the ideals set by society. Well worth a watch.

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