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26 February 1999 (UK) See more »
After decades of fascist rule in Chile, Patricio Guzman returns to his country to screen his documentary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Patricio Guzmán ... Narrator (voice)
Vincent Davy ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hortensia Allende ... Herself (widow of Salvador Allende) (as Hortensia Bussi)
José Balmes ... Himself (painter)
Carlos Flores del Pino ... Himself (film-maker) (as Carlos Flores)
Ernesto Malbran ... Himself (professor) (also archive footage)
Rodolfo Müller ... Himself (father of Jorge Muller Silva)
Pablo Perelman ... Himself (film-maker)
Alvaro Undurraga ... Himself (doctor)
Ignacio Valenzuela ... Himself (uncle of Patricio Guzmán)
Carmen Vivanco ... Herself

Salvador Allende ... Himself (in film The Battle of Chile) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Patricio Guzmán 
Produced by
Yves Jeanneau .... producer
Éric Michel .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Marcel Lepage  (as Robert M. Lepage)
Cinematography by
Éric Pittard 
Pablo Saura 
Film Editing by
Hélène Girard 
Isabel Allende .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Chile, la memoria obstinada" - Canada (original title)
"Chile, Obstinate Memory" - Canada (English title)
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59 min

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0 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
He's not a good propagandist., 15 January 2004
Author: clarkca

This pseudo documentary is just passable, but not that interesting. The people interviewed do have a point of view and it is Leftist, but they simply are not convincing, compelling, or even entertaining.

One of the most damning statements the film included was the fact that very few had died to prevent a subjugation of a country's freedom; far fewer than ever in history. Actually, all of the students statements were more balanced than the protagonists' and the most honest part of the film.

It's a biased documentary, but there is some interesting historical footage that helps flesh out the conditions of the time.

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