In September 1998, Pinochet flew to London on a pleasure trip, and shortly thereafter began experiencing back pain and underwent an operation in the London Clinic. Upon waking from surgery, he was arrested by the London police. The case against Pinochet had begun in Spain two years before his arrest. THE PINOCHET CASE explores how a small group of people in Madrid laid the groundwork for this incredible feat - catching a dictator 25 years after his rise to power, making him the first to be humbled by the international justice system since the Nuremberg trials. THE PINOCHET CASE also follows the workings of the British legal system that issued the arrest warrant, and the testimony of scores of Chileans, most of them women and relatives of the disappeared, which proved crucial to the case against the general. Their stories are likely to lead you to tears, Time Out New York proclaimed upon the film's theatrical release, concluding, this film certainly ranks among the best recent documentaries.
|Run Time:||109 minutes|