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Letters from Marusia (1975)

Actas de Marusia (original title)
It is 1925 and working conditions in Chile are abysmal. The miners of Marusia go on strike, but the mine owners and the Government use the Chilean Army crush them.

Director:

Miguel Littin

Writers:

Miguel Littin, Patricio Manns (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Gregorio
Diana Bracho ... Luisa
Claudio Obregón ... Capt. Troncoso
Eduardo López Rojas Eduardo López Rojas ... Domingo Soto
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Rosa
Salvador Sánchez ... Sebastián
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Crisculo 'Medio Juan'
Arturo Beristáin Arturo Beristáin ... Arturo
Silvia Mariscal Silvia Mariscal ... Margarita
Alejandro Parodi Alejandro Parodi ... Espinoza
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Armando Acosta Armando Acosta ... Sargento
José B. Carles José B. Carles ... Sacerdote
Patricio Castillo ... Tte. Gaínza
Alicia del Soto Alicia del Soto ... Mujer de Marusian
Jorge Fegán Jorge Fegán ... Bobadilla
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It is 1925 and working conditions in Chile are abysmal. The miners of Marusia go on strike, but the mine owners and the Government use the Chilean Army crush them.

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Drama | History

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

11 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Letters from Marusia See more »

Filming Locations:

Alvarado, Veracruz, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Only mexican film Nominated to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film that wasn't included in the list of Best Mexican Films Ever Made. See more »

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The life and death of saltpetre Chilean workers.
9 June 2003 | by Ostomedo2See all my reviews

This is only film who shows how terrible was life during "The saltpetre age" (1880-1929) for working class in Chile. All the attempts to create worker unions were crushed by violence. Maybe the script show too bad the baddies and too good the good guys, but all these terrible carnages actually took place in some mines. Recommended for those who want to learn about a dark side of our History.


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