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The Singer (1977)

El cantor (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | TV Movie 1 January 1978
Victor Jara is one of the most popular singers in Chile. In 1973 he is arrested by the military and his body is found dead.


Dean Reed


Wolfgang Ebeling (scenario collaborator), Dean Reed (scenario) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Reed ... El Cantor
Friederike Aust Friederike Aust ... Janet
Gerry Wolff Gerry Wolff ... Henry
Thomas Wolff Thomas Wolff ... Manuel
Djoko Rosic Djoko Rosic ... José (as Georgi Rositsch)
Frank Bey Frank Bey ... Roberto
Ángel Parra Ángel Parra ... Angel
Asparuh Sariev Asparuh Sariev ... Alfredo (as Asparuch Sarijew)
Alexander Paliev Alexander Paliev ... Admiral Houdobre (as Alexander Patino)
Georgi Gerov Georgi Gerov ... General Lopez (as Georgi Gerow)
Nikola Dadov Nikola Dadov ... Oberst Baker (as Nikola Dadow)
Georgi Stojanov Georgi Stojanov ... Oberst Souper (as Georgi Stojanow)
Damyan Antonov Damyan Antonov ... Mr. Fowler (as Damjan Antonow)
Peter Pauli Peter Pauli ... Bulnes
Vladimir Yochev Vladimir Yochev ... Geistlicher (as Wladimir Jotschew)
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Victor Jara is one of the most popular singers in Chile. In 1973 he is arrested by the military and his body is found dead. Written by VDobromir@yahoo.com

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El hombre es un creador
Performed by Dean Reed
Lyrics by Víctor Jara
Music by Víctor Jara
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looking for a copy
12 October 2007 | by anita-krajncSee all my reviews

Hello, I'm also looking for a copy of this movie.

Can anyone please help?

I'm writing a book on protest art and independent media and would like to profile great protest singers who sang for workers, the poor and oppressed people of the world including Victor Jara, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Hanns Eisler among others. I think it would be great to popularize once again the work of these protest artists. Happily investigative journalist John Pilger features the music of Victor Jara in his most recent feature length documentary entitled "The War on Democracy" (http://www.johnpilger.com).

Cheers, Anita

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