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Rain over Santiago (1975)

Il pleut sur Santiago (original title)
A semi-fictional account on the fatidic September 11, 1973, when the military commanded by General Pinochet took over the power from socialist president Salvador Allende, initiating a ... See full summary »


Helvio Soto


Georges Conchon (adaptation), Helvio Soto


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Abbey John Abbey ... L'agent américain / CIA Agent
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Le sénateur
Bibi Andersson ... Monique Calvé
Annie Girardot ... Maria Olivares
Nicole Calfan ... La fille d'Allende
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Olivares
Vera Dikova Vera Dikova ... La femme de Jorge
André Dussollier ... Hugo
Bernard Fresson ... Un ministre
Maurice Garrel ... Jorge
Patricia Guzmán Patricia Guzmán ... L'étudiante
Serge Marquand Serge Marquand ... Général Lee
Olivier Mathot ... Le politicien
Henri Poirier Henri Poirier ... Pinochet
Laurent Terzieff ... Calvé


A semi-fictional account on the fatidic September 11, 1973, when the military commanded by General Pinochet took over the power from socialist president Salvador Allende, initiating a dictatorship that lasted until 1988 causing the deaths and disappearances of many people. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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France | Bulgaria


French | Spanish

Release Date:

November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Is Raining on Santiago See more »

Filming Locations:

Pernik, Bulgaria See more »

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The director himself has called the movie a "Propaganda film". See more »

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A tribute to the Unidad Popular (UP), Allende and Augusto Olivares !!
29 April 2019 | by zutterjp48See all my reviews

Il pleut sur Santiago recreates the events of Septembre 11,1973 when the Chilean Army under the command of general Pinochet overthrows the elected president Salvador Allende and his socialist government with the support of the CIA.This film was made two years later in France and Bulgarian and Helvio Soto said that it was a tribute to UP,Allende and Augusto Olivares. Helvio Soto (1930-2001) is born in Sanntiago, studied law then took classes of staging at the Catholic University.From 1971 he was in charge ofthe programs of the state television.He also made two films before that film. Except Helvio Soto, the director and Patricia Guzman, an Chilean actress , all the technicians and actors were French and Bulgarian. Finally Il pleut sur Santiago is a political film made with the purpose of telling to all world that an elected president has been overthrowed in Chile in 1973 !! But the politicals films have a temporary life, in the Chilean case Pinochet had to leave in 1988 , so the theme of a new political film could be the resistance against the dictature and the return to democratic conditions.

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