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The adventures of a young man as he moves from the Latin-American revolutions in the sixties and seventies, through Hungary in the eighties, to the Croatian war in 1991.

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The adventures of a young man as he moves from the Latin-American revolutions in the sixties and seventies, through Hungary in the eighties, to the Croatian war in 1991.

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from coup to wars
20 December 2013 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I would call Ibolya Fekete's "Chico" a comparison and contrast of intervention in the US and USSR spheres of influence. The protagonist comes from a Chilean intellectual family that idolizes all things socialist, but the family's flight to Hungary following the 1973 coup in Chile lets them see the Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. The peoples of Eastern Europe soon throw off the chains of Soviet domination and look to the US as a beacon of freedom, but the protagonist still remembers the US intervention in his native country. The moral gray area becomes apparent with the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s.

The movie doesn't moralize, instead simply letting the viewer form his/her own opinion about the sequence of events. It's hard to truly take sides when one sees the raids on people's homes in Chile, and later the bullet-riddled buildings in the former Yugoslavia. I recommend the movie.


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