This Mexican film re-creates a dark chapter in the history of Chile. The scene is a small Chilean mining town in 1907. Suffering under the despotic rule of the British mine owners, the workers stage a revolt. The government’s solution is to utterly destroy the town rather than allow the rebellion to spread. Letters from Marusia was adapted from a novel by Patricio Manns, which in turn was based on eyewitness accounts of the 1907 massacre.
Director: Miguel Littin.
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Diana Bracho, Claudio Obregón, Eduardo López Rojas, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Salvador Sánchez, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Arturo Beristáin, Silvia Mariscal, Alejandro Parodi. AKA Letters from Marusia
1976 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
1976 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
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