Director: Patricio Guzmán Run Time: 100 min. Release Year: 2004 Language: Spanish
Starring: Fidel Castro, José Balmes, Patricio Guzmán, Salvador Allende
A leftist revolutionary or a reformist democrat? A committed Marxist or a constitutionalist politician? An ethical and moral man or, as Richard Nixon called him, a “son of a bitch”? In SALVADOR ALLENDE, acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile and Chile, Obstinate Memory) returns to his native country thirty years after the 1973 military coup that overthrew Chile’s Popular Unity government to examine the life of its leader, Salvador Allende, both as a politician and a man.