Il pleut sur Santiago (Rain over Santiago) (1975)





Director:     Helvio Soto. 

Starring:     John Abbey (L'agent américain / CIA Agent), Jean-Louis Trintignant (Le sénateur), Bibi Andersson (Monique Calvé), Annie Girardot (Maria Olivares), Nicole Calfan (La fille d'Allende), Riccardo Cucciolla (Olivares), Vera Dikova (La femme de Jorge), André Dussollier (Hugo), Bernard Fresson (Un ministre), Maurice Garrel (Jorge), Patricia Guzmán (L'étudiante), Serge Marquand (Général Lee), Olivier Mathot (Le politicien), Henri Poirier (Pinochet), Laurent Terzieff (Calvé).

A re-creation of the military overthrow of Chile's leftist government in 1973.


Salvador Allende was elected in 1970.  Soon the military started plotting to overthrow the government.  General Augusto Pinochet was the lead man in the revolt.  In addition to the military, he had the support of the business community and the American CIA.  After the take-over by the military in 1973, many leftists, intellectuals, and artists were executed.  The story is a little hard to follow because it jumps back and forth in time.  ("It's raining on Santiago" was a code phrase used by the opponents of the military overthrow of the government. 









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