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¡Qué hacer! (1972)

A Brechtian mix of political fiction, real-life footage and Country Joe McDonald music. In Chile in 1970, a young woman Peace Corps worker becomes involved with a mysterious American 'businessman' and a local revolutionary.

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Saul Landau, Raoul Ruiz (as Raúl Ruiz) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sandra Archer Sandra Archer ... Suzanne McCloud
Aníbal Reyna Aníbal Reyna ... Simon Vallejo
Richard Stahl ... Martin Scott Bradford
Luis Alarcón Luis Alarcón ... Osvaldo Alarcón
Pablo de la Barra Pablo de la Barra ... Hugo Alarcón
Sergio Zorrilla Sergio Zorrilla ... Himself
Salvador Allende ... Himself
Country Joe McDonald ... Country (as Joe McDonald)
Jorge Yáñez Jorge Yáñez ... Padre Eduardo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergio Bravo Sergio Bravo ... Kidnapper
Óscar Castro Óscar Castro ... Kidnapper
Poli Délano Poli Délano ... Old comrade
Mónica Echeverría Mónica Echeverría ... Irene Alarcón
Elizabeth Farnsworth Elizabeth Farnsworth ... Margaret
Saul Landau Saul Landau ... Seymour Rosenberg
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A Brechtian mix of political fiction, real-life footage and Country Joe McDonald music. In Chile in 1970, a young woman Peace Corps worker becomes involved with a mysterious American 'businessman' and a local revolutionary.

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Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

Chile | USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

28 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi a teendő? - Chile válaszúton See more »

Filming Locations:

Copiapó, Chile See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lobo Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The music makes the film special
21 June 2006 | by pacron64See all my reviews

The music in this film makes it special - some very good rock and roll by Gold a San Francisco band of the early 70's is featured. The Chilean rock band Los Javies also adds an interesting counterpoint to the sounds. The solo songs by Country Joe never made it on to a LP, but should have. The scene at the end with the goose stepping Chilean Army wearing Nazi like helmets and jack boots is a sight to see. Allende appears in the film as himself when he was elected President of Chile. The film is bilingual and includes many locals playing roles in the film. This is a historical film based on real events in that turbulent time in Chile and comes across as a sort of documentary, musical. Saul Landau did a great job in directing this unusual film.


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