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Salvador Allende (2007)

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This documentary traces the life of determined Marxist-humanist revolutionary, Salvador Allende, delving into the supposed implication of the United States in the coup d'état.

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[Director] Guzman's film is filled with revelations that will disturb many, including U.S. involvement in the coup. If only Guzman had been more innovative in his presentation.

September 7, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

One from the heart, Salvador Allende is a plaintive look back at the rise and violent fall of the world's first democratically elected Marxist president.

September 5, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5

The controversial Chilean president is ultimately painted sympathetically, and quite convincingly so, in this artful 2004 doc from Patricio Guzmán.

September 4, 2007 | Full Review…

Mixing extensive archival footage and contemporary interviews with survivors of the era, the film gets across, quite powerfully, Allende's long courtship of the Chilean people.

September 15, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4

Patricio Guzman's 2004 biography of the Chilean president is less a conventional documentary than a cinematic act of mourning.

September 8, 2006 | Full Review…

It's a solid no-nonsense documentary.

September 21, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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