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The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976)

La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin armas - Segunda parte: El golpe de estado (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 13 March 1976 (Cuba)
Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided ... See full summary »

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Patricio Guzmán

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Jose Bartolome (screenplay), Pedro Chaskel (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Salvador Allende ... Himself (archive footage)
Carlos Altamirano Carlos Altamirano ... Himself - Secretario General Partido Socialista (archive footage)
Fernando Castillo Fernando Castillo ... Himself - Rector Universidad Católica Demócratacristiano (archive footage)
Luis Corvalán Luis Corvalán ... Himself - Secretario General Partido Comunista (archive footage)
Juan Cáceres Juan Cáceres ... Himself - Jefe del Comando de Abastecimiento Directo (archive footage)
Miguel Enriquez Miguel Enriquez ... Himself - Secretario General del Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria MIR (archive footage)
Abilio Fernández Abilio Fernández ... Himself - Narrador
Víctor García Garzena Víctor García Garzena ... Himself - Diputado P. Nacional (archive footage)
Jaime Gazmuri Jaime Gazmuri ... Himself - Secretario General (archive footage)
Oscar Guillermo Garretón Oscar Guillermo Garretón ... Himself - Secretario General Partido MAPU (archive footage)
Gustavo Leigh Gustavo Leigh ... Himself (archive footage) (as General Gustavo Leigh)
César Mendoza César Mendoza ... Himself (archive footage) (as General César Mendoza)
J. Toribio Merino J. Toribio Merino ... Himself (archive footage) (as Almirante José Toribio Merino)
Augusto Pinochet ... Himself (archive footage) (as General Augusto Pinochet)
Alejandro Rojas Alejandro Rojas ... Himself - Diputado Comunista (archive footage)
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Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided over strategy, while the right methodically lays the groundwork for the military seizure of power. The film's dramatic concluding sequence documents the coup d'etat, including Allende's last radio messages to the people of Chile, footage of the military assault on the presidential palace, and that evening's televised presentation of the new military junta.

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Country:

Cuba | Chile | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 March 1976 (Cuba) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battle of Chile: Part II See more »

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Mono
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Salvador Allende: History is ours, and the people make it to build a better society.
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Follows The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975) See more »

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The second part in a very bravely made trilogy.
9 February 2001 | by lynchboy2001See all my reviews

The Battle of Chile surely must be the most interesting from the Chilean troubles from the 70's, handled with style & fervour by the passionate director, who by all accounts is a left-wing sympathiser. The film starts with a roar with the failed coup d'etat, & from there builds up the tragic story of the Allende lead "Marxist" party, telling us who plotted against them & why, all set behind the backdrop of mass public support, eventually quashed by right-wing terror. The film has to be admired also for publicly stating that the CIA helped the bourguoise eventually kill close to 30,000 people, and the fact that this film was a huge risk to the lives of the makers (who had to smuggle it out of Chile and edit it as exiles). Overall it deals with the worker's plight not only in Chile, but as a case study around the world (Brazil & Bolivia for example), and only watching these types of films (this is part 2 of a trilogy) do you sense the realities of this world, and shake off the ideals set by society. Well worth a watch.


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