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The Singer (1978)
"El cantor" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Biography, Drama  |  1 January 1978 (East Germany)
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Victor Jara is one of the most popular singers in Chile. In 1973 he is arrested by the military and his body is found dead.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Reed ...
El Cantor
Friederike Aust ...
Gerry Wolff ...
Thomas Wolff ...
Djoko Rosic ...
José (as Georgi Rositsch)
Damyan Antonov ...
(as Damjan Antonow)
Wladimir Jotschew
Dimitrina Savova ...
(as Dimitrina Sawowa)
Christina Sotirowa
Alexander Patino
Georgi Gerov ...
(as Georgi Gerow)
Stella Amandowa
Frank Bey
Isabel Orejana
Nikola Dadov ...
(as Nikola Dadow)


Victor Jara is one of the most popular singers in Chile. In 1973 he is arrested by the military and his body is found dead. Written by

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Release Date:

1 January 1978 (East Germany)  »

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The Singer  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ni chicha ni limoná
Performed by Dean Reed
Lyrics by Víctor Jara
Music by Víctor Jara
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Looking for a copy of El Cantor - Dean Reed movie
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan if Dean Reed and I've been looking his movie "El Cantor"- The Singer - for many years, and so far I've got no lucks. If you have the movie, I would like to buy it, or just a copy from you. I grow up in Saigon, Vietnam. In late 70's and early 80's, the Vietnam government controlled all the media, news and television. Vietnamese only could see movies from Cuba, Russia, or West Germany at that time. Dean Reed's movie was popular in West Germany, and his movie had been showed in my country, and people was in love with his image as a "hero", who fought for the poor (like us at that time). I do remember the first time I saw "El Cantor" - and I cried in the end, and Dean Reed was my hero since. I really appreciate if you can contact me and let me have a copy from of this movie from you. Thank you!

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