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Chile, 1973: Democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende is ousted in a coup by General Pinochet. A brutal military dictatorship ensues. Some of Allende’s persecuted supporters are granted asylum in East Germany. Luis is one of them. He leads a happy life with his German wife and their daughter up to the point when everything changes again in 1988. The toppling of the regime in Chile makes him a citizen of a capitalist country, and he loses his status as a refugee. When he is also suspected of having helped a co-worker escape to West Berlin, the situation escalates.
- Duration: 17 min.
Meet the director
Mariella Santibáñez studied political economics at the Free University of Berlin and was a production assistant to director Rosa von Praunheim. From 2014 to 2021, she studied production at the University of Television and Film Munich, where she produced several award-winning short films (FIND FIX FINISH, REINA). While studying directing and screenwriting at the Universidad del Cine Buenos Aires, she directed a short film, THE PROCEDURE, which was screened at more than 40 festivals.