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Title The Pinochet case / Les Films d'ici and Pathé Télévision in co-production with Renn Productions ... [and others]
Published New York : First Run/Icarus Films, 2001


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  983.065 Pinoch Guz/Pca  AVAILABLE
Description 1 DVD-video (NTSC)(110 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 12 cm
Summary Investigates the legal case against Augusto Pinochet for crimes against humanity
"Augusto Pinochet, the general who overthrew President Salvador Allende of Chile in 1973, was the first dictator in Latin America - or the world - to be humbled by the international justice system since the Nuremberg trials. This film investigates the legal origins of the case in Spain - where it began two years before Pinochet's arrest. With the film's protagonists, among them the prosecutor Carlos Castressana who filed the charges, and Judge Baltasar Garzón, who upheld them and issued the arrest warrant, THE PINOCHET CASE explores how a small group of people in Madrid laid the groundwork for this incredible feat -- catching a dictator 25 years after his rise to power. Scotland Yard served the arrest warrant, and THE PINOCHET CASE also follows the workings of the British legal system that ensued. The General spent 503 days under house arrest at an estate outside London, until Tony Blair's government released him on grounds of ill health. But only after the House of Lords, in an historic decision with international repercussions, divested him of his legal immunity, ruling that even heads of state can be held accountable for crimes against humanity. Crucial to the legal case against Pinochet were the testimonies of victims of those crimes. Hundreds of Chileans, most of them women, relatives of the "disappeared," ex-prisoners that had suffered all kinds of torture and interrogation in secret prisons, traveled to Madrid to testify. THE PINOCHET CASE movingly incorporates their stories. When Pinochet finally returned to Chile, he faced 200 accusations of crimes, this time in Chilean courts. Eventually the Chilean Supreme Court also stripped him of his immunity, and on January 29, 2001, Judge Juan Guzmán placed Augusto Pinochet under house arrest. The people were no longer afraid, and the Chilean justice system started to make up for lost time"--Publisher's website
Notes Disc characteristics: DVD Region 1
Credits Screenplay and direction Patricio Guzmán; producer, Yves Jeanneau; editor, Claudio Martínez; photography and camera, Jacques Bouquin; advisors, Renate Sachse, Ernesto Ekaizer; editing collaboration, Suzana Rossberg; translation, Sally Station
Performer Narration, Michael Morris
Notes NTSC, Region 1
Soundtrack in English and Spanish, with English subtitles
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto.
Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- Great Britain.
Extradition -- Spain.
Torture -- Chile -- History -- 20th century.
Chile -- Politics and government -- 1973-1988.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Author Guzmán, Patricio, 1941-
Jeanneau, Yves.
Station, Sally
Morris, Michael, 1959-
Films d'ici (Firm)
Pathé Télévision
Renn Productions.
First Run/Icarus Films.
Icarus Films.