A Vietnam vet loses his girlfriend in a South American coup d’etat. Setting up home in the desert, he attempts to liberate five political prisoners. These dissidents, opposed to the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, try to rebuild their lives with dignity. –Bonanza.com
Luis Sepúlveda (born October 4, 1949) is a Chilean writer, film director, journalist and political activist.
Luis Sepùlveda was born in Ovalle, Limarí Province. After High School in Santiago, he studied theatre production at the National University of Chile.
Luis Sepúlveda was politically active first as a leader of the student movement and in the Salvador Allende administration in the department of cultural affairs where he was in charge of a series of cheap editions of classics for the general public. He also acted as a mediator between the government and Chilean companies.
After the Chilean coup of 1973 which brought to power General Augusto Pinochet he was jailed for two-and-a-half years and then obtained a conditional release through the efforts of the German branch of Amnesty International and was kept under house arrest.
He managed to escape and went underground for nearly a year. With the help of a friend who was head of the Alliance française in… read more