The Battle Of Chile

The Battle Of Chile

Synopsis

On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán’s seminal documentary The Battle Of Chile, an epic chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it.

Technical Specs

Director: Patricio Guzmán
Year: 1978
Country: Chile | France | Cuba
Language: Spanish
Duration: 262 min
Colour: B/W & Colour
Certificate: E
Alternate Title: La Batalla De Chile