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The Pinochet Case

Le cas Pinochet

Directed by Patricio Guzmán
Chile, France, 2001


True story of the saga that was hoped to be the long-awaited justice brought to bear upon Augosto Pinochet, Chilean dictator from 1973 to 1990.

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The Pinochet Case Directed by Patricio Guzmán

Critics reviews

Less poetic and more info-doc in its style than its predecessors, The Pinochet Case (2001) is nevertheless a thoughtfully constructed film that prosaically details the process of how the dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested and and tried after visiting London in 1998.
January 03, 2016
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Patricio Guzmán’s Le Cas Pinochet (The Pinochet Case, 2001) is more than just a coda to his epic La batalla de Chile (The Battle of Chile, 1975-79), it is a sober, dispassionate reminder that justice pursued is always more satisfying than justice deferred. The documentary is also a moving case study of how international law can empower individuals even where political circumstances appear to favour a moral amnesia towards bringing war criminals to justice.
November 19, 2012
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What are people saying?

  • SiIencio's rating of the film The Pinochet Case

    Chronicle of a futile attempt to bring Pinochet to justice. Interestingly it is suggested that the case was armed almost by fluke thanks to newly legislated Universal Law on Human Rights. It took the Establishment by surprise and triggered a new look at the unintended consequences of the law. The document is certainly poignant because of the frankness of the victims and will help to preserve their memory and dignity.

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