In the late 19th and early 20th century, working conditions in Chile are abysmal. The workers of Marusia go on a strike, but the owners and the government decide to quell the mutiny, in blood if necessary.
Gian Maria Volonté,
After the 1973 coup that deposed Allende and brought Pinochet to power in Chile, the former members of his cabinet are imprisoned on Dawson Island, the world's southernmost concentration ... See full summary »
The last 7 hours of former President of Chile Salvador Allende, and his closest collaborators inside the Palace of La Moneda, during the brutal military coup d'etat on Sept. 11, 1973, the day democracy in Chile ended. Based on true events.
In 1960, José del Carmen Valenzuela Torres, from the small town of Nahueltoro in Chile, brutally murdered Rosa Rivas Acuña and her five children. This classic film of the Latin American ... See full summary »
I saw this film at the 2006 Palm Springs International Film Festival. This movie set in 1914 was filmed on location in the Holy Land with some additional shooting in Chile and is photographed beautifully. A Jew and a Christian Arab are best friends as well as feuding adversaries surrounded by an uncertain world and prejudices and cultural differences that span millenniums. This is an honest film of a story that is both fragile and hard hitting. Even though a period piece chronicling events of nearly 100 years ago you can't help but being reminded of present day Isreal-Palestine throughout the entire film. This movie tells it's story very effectively. This is not a big budget film and proves very well that it doesn't have to be. I would give this a 7.0 of a 10 rating and recommend it.
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