Documentary, 93 min.


by Heidi Specogna, Rainer Hoffmann

Germany / Switzerland, February 1997

In 1963, a group of young men attacked the Swiss marksmen’s club in Uruguay, armed themselves and went on to found what was to become one of the most notorious urban guerrilla movements in Latin America, the Tupamaros. After surviving imprisonment and torture through years of military dictatorship, the Tupamaros were to become one of the few guerrilla groups to find a way out of their twilight world of illegality. In the spring of 1995, they made their official entry into Uruguay’s parliament. The true tale of a modern revolutionary movement.


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Directed by: Heidi Specogna, Rainer Hoffmann
Written by: Heidi Specogna, Rainer Hoffmann

World Premiere: February 1997
Original Version: Spanish/German (german/english subtitles), colour, 35mm, BlowUp, 93 min.


Production: Specogna Film, Biograph Film, Tag/Traum GmbH, ARTE G.E.I.E.

Cinematography: Rainer Hoffmann
Editing: Dörte Völz-Mammarella
Sound: Ulla Kösterke, François Rossier
Music: Hans Koch

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World Sales: Jane Balfour Films Ltd.