Dialogues of the Exiled (Dialogos de exiliados) (Spanish & French, Subtitled in English)

Dialogues of the Exiled (Dialogos de exiliados)
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DVD Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: April 27, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1975
  • Label: Cinemateca

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User Ratings: 44
Rating: B -- This minor Ruiz film was the first film on the Chilean exiles. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Apr 30, 2010
... a deadpan portrait of an increasingly insular community that pulls on itself to preserve the culture they left behind... Full Review
Turner Classic Movies Online
May 15, 2010
As with Godard's more recalcitrant films, the thrust is not in the details but in the layers of experience being accrued...
Sight and Sound
Jul 1, 2010

Product Description:

Regarded by many as the first major product of Chile's 'Cinema of Resistance,' this highly unusual 1974 effort from Chilean expatriate director Raul Ruiz takes its inspiration from playwright Bertolt Brecht's REFUGEE CONVERSATIONS. Interested in creating a cinematic meditation on the nature of being a national exile, the Paris-based Ruiz exposes the audience to numerous conversations among his fellow countrymen, who have emigrated to France but insist on clinging to their Chilean identities and ways. Ruiz builds these discussions around a single event: the "Chilean-style" abduction of a pop singer, which involves offering the musician food and drink and then "imprisoning" him with hospitality, warmth and friendship to continually remind him of his origins. As a thematic backdrop, Ruiz contemplates the nature of social belonging, and reveals how many Chilean expats have never fully blended in to French society, and continually struggle to support themselves.


Product Info

  • UPC: 736899130022
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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