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The Promised Land (1973)

La tierra prometida (original title)
A socialist epic recounting the struggles of revolutionary Chilean peasants in the 1920s and 1930s.


Miguel Littin


Miguel Littin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nelson Villagra Nelson Villagra ... José Durán
Marcelo Gaete Marcelo Gaete ... El traje cruzado
Rafael Benavente Rafael Benavente ... Fernando Errázuriz Zañartú
Shenda Román ... Mercedes
Pedro Manuel Álvarez Pedro Manuel Álvarez
Carmen Bueno Carmen Bueno
Mireya Kulczewsky Mireya Kulczewsky ... Virgen del Carmen (as Mireya Kulchesky)
Aníbal Reyna Aníbal Reyna ... Juan de Dios
Marcial Sepulveda Marcial Sepulveda
Gerardo Werner Gerardo Werner
María Castiglione María Castiglione ... (as Maria Castiglioni)
Gabriel Pena Gabriel Pena
Sergio Hernández Sergio Hernández ... Aeroplane pilot
Paz Irarrázabal Paz Irarrázabal
Roberto Parada Roberto Parada


A socialist epic recounting the struggles of revolutionary Chilean peasants in the 1920s and 1930s.

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An epic filmed ballad from Chile combining history and myth, allegory and revolution, spectacle and poetry.


Drama | History




Cuba | Chile



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11 September 1974 (Denmark) See more »

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28 May 2013 | by mike-697-583113See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie about the peasant struggle for land in Chile. I saw it in Rome, Italy in 1975.

I can't remember all the details of the movie but I was blown away by the cinematography, the colorful costumes and the Chilean "Nueva Cancion" sound-track (I think by Inti Illimani or Quilapayun whose music was very popular in Italy at the time). It is one of few movies that made such a deep impression that I remember after nearly forty years not just the title and general theme but at least one scene of peasants on horses with an exciting instrumental accompaniment vividly. I would love to know if this movie is still available for viewing by any medium as I would dearly like to see it again and write a fuller review.

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