1973 Revoluciones Por Minuto

Rated NR 70 minutes

New York, 2006. An actor leaves his house. In the metro, he reads "The Divine Comedy." Dante tells him "the path you are following will lead you to death." A few friends ask him, "Are they killing you again today?" The actor enters into a theatre. His transformation begins as he makes himself up, in front of a photo of Allende. In a deserted theatre, Actor-Allende engages in a monologue that recreates the last hours of the life of the Chilean president, on 11 September 1973. Alternating with these images are archive images from that day: the onslaught of tanks and troops in La Moneda, the prisoners, and faces looking straight into the camera, like a supplicant Greek choir.

Film Credits

Director: Fernando Valenzuela

Writer: Fernando Valenzuela and Rodolfo Quebleen

Producer: Eduardo Larraín

Cast: Ramiro Sandoval

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