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Dawson Isla 10 (2009)

The ex-members of Chile's cabinet survive the prison on Dawson Island.

Director:

Miguel Littin

Writers:

Sergio Bitar (story), Miguel Littin (story)
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamín Vicuña ... Sergio Bitar
Bertrand Duarte Bertrand Duarte ... Miguel Lawner
Pablo Krögh Pablo Krögh ... José Tohá
Cristián de la Fuente ... Teniente Labarca
Sergio Hernández ... Comandante Jorge Sallay
Luis Dubó ... Sargento Figueroa
Horacio Videla Horacio Videla
Caco Monteiro Caco Monteiro
Alejandro Goic ... Capitán Salazar
Matías Vega Matías Vega ... Osvaldo Puccio Huidobro
Andrés Skoknic Andrés Skoknic
Elvis Fuentes
Pedro Villagra Pedro Villagra
Luis Quevedo Luis Quevedo
José Martin José Martin
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Storyline

After the 1973 coup that deposed Allende and brought Pinochet to power in Chile, the former members of his cabinet are imprisoned on Dawson Island, the world's southernmost concentration camp. Veteran filmmaker Miguel Littin follows the ordeal of these men who are determined to survive and provide history with their testimony. Written by Palm Springs International Film Festival

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Chile's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

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The experiences of a group of "war prisoners" isolated in an island in the very end of the world
24 September 2009 | by eraserhead86See all my reviews

After the Army took over Allende's government -Chile, Sept. 1973- a group of people, including Allende's ministers and closer friends, were sent to Dawson Island, a place located almost at the end of the continent. The movie pictures how they managed to survived and also the way they were treated by soldiers and how in several opportunities they escaped from death. The movie is based on a book by Sergio Bitar, one the prisoners there, and the movie showed us a piece of history that shouldn't be forgotten by any Chilean. I went to watch this film with my dad, who was in Dawson island as well, I saw him crying and he told me "That was what happened there" A great film, a great story.However, a plot that must never be repeated in history again.


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Country:

Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 September 2009 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Dawson Ilha 10 See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$450,243
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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