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Pedro Chaskel (screenplay)
Julio García Espinosa (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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Not quite as powerful as part 1, but you sure have to admire how the film was made. 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
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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Referenced in Chile, the Obstinate Memory (1997)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not quite as powerful as part 1, but you sure have to admire how the film was made., 5 February 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The three "Battle of Chile" films are documentaries that were made in a most unusual way. Actual footage (most black & white 8mm) of the overthrow of the Allende government was made and smuggled out of the country. Then, it was pieced together years later and released in three parts. Now they could have probably shoved it all into one film but by stretching it out, you get a very thorough look at the process. However, because the three films were brought out years apart, there is LOTS of overlap--lots. Unfortunately, because the crackdown on the left was so extreme, you also get little footage of the atrocities--but interviews with families whose members simply disappeared.

Part two does NOT pick up immediately after part one--it more runs in parallel at times. It follows the steps leading from government disunity and an initial coup (that failed) to the successful coup only a short time later.

Even if you are more to the right politically, this is an interesting film (as are the other two), as it's rare to see a film document, through live film, the fall of the government. Plus, although I don't think a communist-socialist government is a very good form of government, it WAS legally elected and you can't feel happy about coups and assassinations. It is compelling and makes me, as an American, feel a big sad about our now admitted involvement in toppling the government. And, because it challenges me, I felt it more interesting than a film about something with which I already heartily agree. Well worth seeing as a very interesting history lesson.

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