La batalla de Chile : la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people

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  • La batalla de Chile : "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 ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container.
  • Chile, obstinate memory: "Long banned in Chile after Pinochet's coup, only in 1997 could Guzmán return to show The Battle of Chile there for the first time. [This film] is the ... record of that homecoming," and acts as a conclusion to the documentary. -- From container.


  • Battle of Chile originally released as a motion picture trilogy in 1975, 1976, and 1978 (dates on disc surface labels).
  • Chile, obstinate memory originally produced as a motion picture in 1997.
  • DVD, NTSC.
  • Main feature in Spanish with optional English subtitles; additional feature in English and Spanish with English subtitles.


  • Disc 1: pt. 1. La insurrección de la burguesía = The insurrection of the bourgeoisie (96 min.) -- Disc 2: pt. 2. El golpe de estado = The coup d'etat (88 min) -- Disc 3: pt. 3. El poder popular = The power of the people (79 min) -- Disc 4: Chile, obstinate memory / a film by Patricio Guzmán ; a coproduction of Les Films d'Ici, the National Film Board of Canada and La Sept ARTE (sd., col. ; 1997, 57 min.)
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