This collective US production, which was produced in parallel to the Allende election campaign and at the same time thematizes it, is not recognized by Ruiz himself as an integral part of his work. Yet his signature is clear in the mise en scène. The semi-documentary parable of a Peace Corps volunteer who deserts to the Chilean left after a few flashes of insight is largely improvised. Alienating elements such as diegetic breaks and performances by the singer Country Joe McDonald make for good viewing. Dramatic, however, were the consequences for many members of the team, who became victims of torture, murder or imprisonment immediately after the coup. (Silvia Hallensleben)
All retrospective films that will be shown at the Filmmuseum after the Viennale - from 1.11. - can of course also be reserved as usual at filmmuseum.at or by calling 01/533 70 54 and purchased at the box office of the Austrian Film Museum. The prices of the Austrian Film Museum apply.
Raúl Ruiz: TRES TRISTES TIGRES (1968), EL REALISMO SOCIALISTA (1973), DIALOGUES OF EXILES (1975), BÉRÉNICE (1983), POINT DE FUITE (1984), MÉMOIRE DES APPARENCES (1986), L’OEIL QUI MENT (1992), FADO MAJEUR ET MINEUR (1994), TROIS VIES ET UNE SEULE MORT (1996), GÉNÉALOGIES D’UN CRIME (1997), COMÉDIE DE L’INNOCENCE (2000), KLIMT (2006), MISTÉRIOS DE LISBOA (2010)