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Diálogos de exiliados (1975)

Chilean exiles in Paris discuss the problems facing them in the early years of the Pinochet regime. They kidnap and attempt to reeducate a touring singer from their homeland.

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Raoul Ruiz (as Raúl Ruiz)

Writer:

Raoul Ruiz
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Gélin
Françoise Arnoul
Huguette Faget Huguette Faget
Sergio Hernández Sergio Hernández ... Fabián Luna (the kidnapped singer)
Carla Cristi Carla Cristi
Luis Poirot Luis Poirot ... Luis / Lucho
Carlos Solanos Carlos Solanos
Jorge Barra Jorge Barra
Alfonso Varela Alfonso Varela ... Varela
Irene Domínguez Irene Domínguez
Enrique Urteaga Enrique Urteaga ... (as Chacho Urteaga)
Pablo de la Barra Pablo de la Barra
Edgardo Cozarinsky Edgardo Cozarinsky ... Edgardo
Percy Matas Percy Matas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Etienne Bolo Etienne Bolo
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Chilean exiles in Paris discuss the problems facing them in the early years of the Pinochet regime. They kidnap and attempt to reeducate a touring singer from their homeland.

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Country:

Chile | France

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

23 April 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dialogues of the Exiled See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Critical, radical masterpiece of the Chilean diaspora
1 June 2008 | by ExpFilSee all my reviews

Magisterial, droll low-budget work is the first film Ruiz made in France after fleeing the Pinochet dictatorship - and also the first feature film of the Chilean diaspora. Many in the Chilean exile community rejected the film for its allegedly 'light' handling of heavy subject matter (reactionary race/gender/class attitudes, party-political fundamentalism, torpor and corruption among the exiles); it has a comparable bite and feel to Ousmane Sembène's great political satire XALA (also 1975). Wonderful performances from non-actor exiles abound (particularly impressive as most takes last several minutes) but the standout is Sergio Hernández (who went on to play the lead in Ruiz's final feature, NIGHT ACROSS THE STREET, 2012) as the singer kidnapped by the exiles. Ruiz cited Mizoguchi as an inspiration for his play with spatial uncertainty in Parisian apartments, though anyone familiar with Godard's 2 OR 3 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER... (1967) will notice another master's Brechtian influence. Stylistically the film's rough edges recall Ruiz's NADIE DIJO NADA (1971) and PALOMITA BLANCA (1973) more than the elegant work he went on to craft in France and Portugal over the following decade.


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