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The Olympics in Mexico (1969)

Olimpiada en México (original title)
Documentary about the XIX Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968.

Director:

Alberto Isaac

Writers:

Alberto Isaac (story), Fernando Macotela (text)
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Documentary about the XIX Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968.

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La película oficial de la XIX Olimpíada

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Documentary | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

August 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Olympics in Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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It catches the spirit of both the year 1968 and the games.
6 September 1999 | by f. baezSee all my reviews

The film catches the spirit of 1968. The glance is on the individual against odds and the joy of sport, not -as in previous olympic films and as the mexican government expected- in the "greatness", the solemnity of ceremonies or the "participation" of the masses. It is also the first olympic film to take a deep look on losers: the scene of the arrival of the last marathonian made a breakthrough on the way we look at sports. Or film them. It could have given a critical view of the events before the games (the massacre in Tlatelolco), but was constrained by its' sponsor: the government. Anyway, in Mexico young guys liked it, but it was abhorred by older folks.


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