The Judge and the General

Overview

A Chilean judge and one-time supporter of Augusto Pinochet undergoes a profound personal transformation after being chosen to investigate the former dictator and hearing firsthand about the atrocities committed by the General's regime throughout the 1970s and 80s. Judge Juan Guzman comes from a privileged background. His powerful, conservative parents were staunch opponents of the socialist Allende government that was overthrown by Pinochet's military coup in 1973, leaving many of his colleagues to doubt that he ...
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Overview

A Chilean judge and one-time supporter of Augusto Pinochet undergoes a profound personal transformation after being chosen to investigate the former dictator and hearing firsthand about the atrocities committed by the General's regime throughout the 1970s and 80s. Judge Juan Guzman comes from a privileged background. His powerful, conservative parents were staunch opponents of the socialist Allende government that was overthrown by Pinochet's military coup in 1973, leaving many of his colleagues to doubt that he would truly dedicate himself to the task at hand. To the surprise of Guzman's critics, however, the judge traveled across Chile on a tireless mission to gather the facts and determine the general's culpability. Protected by a bulletproof vest and surrounded by bodyguards, Guzman speaks with survivors, scrutinizes evidence, exhumes bodies, and even interviews an aged and fragile Pinochet in his quest for the truth. The facts that Guzman unearths are both heartbreaking and deeply disturbing, and with Pinochet's health fast deteriorating, the quest to hold him accountable for the crimes his regime committed becomes a breathless race against time.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; The Judge & The General - Spanish Language Version
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • UPC: 841887009935
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Presentation: Black & White / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 72,138

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juan Guzman Participant
Monica Gonsalez Participant
John Dinges Participant
Osvaldo Romo Participant
Carmen Hertz Participant
Ricardo Lagos Participant
Jose Zalaquett Participant
Technical Credits
Elizabeth Farnsworth Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Patricio Lanfranco Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Michael F. Anderson Cinematographer
Andres Cediel Co-producer
Barbara Cohen Score Composer
Vicente Franco Cinematographer
Blair Gershkow Editor
Esteban Medel Cinematographer
Richard Pearce Executive Producer
Jim Van Vranken Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Point of View: The Judge and the General
1. The Beginnings: Pinochet and Judge Juan Guzmán [6:10]
2. Judge Guzmán is Assigned to Investigate [7:19]
3. Caravan of Death [13:45]
4. Danger for the Judge [2:21]
5. The Disappeared [12:36]
6. Habeas Corpus [8:01]
7. Rails Under the Sea [5:49]
8. Operation Condor [12:48]
9. The Decision [11:21]
10. Credits [4:22]
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Disc #1 -- Point of View: The Judge and the General
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         Play English 2.0 Stereo
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      Audio Setup
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         Play Spanish 2.0 Stereo
   Scene Selections
   Special Feature
      Play Filmmakers' Interviews
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