Actas de Marusia (1976) AKA Letters from Marusia

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.


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