Awaited series on Allende’s downfall begins international sale next fall by Onza Distribution

25 September, 2023

Awaited series on Allende’s downfall begins international sale next fall by Onza Distribution

The co-production between Chile, Spain and Argentina has already been released this September in Chile and Onza Distribution will be exclusively in charge of its international distribution.

The miniseries, consisting of 4 chapters of 60 minutes each, is a political thriller combining elements of drama, which has been produced after the 50th commemorial of Salvador Allende’s death.

Highly anticipated miniseries “Allende The Thousand Days“, produced by Parox (“Invisible Heroes,” “The Substitute”), in collaboration with Mediterráneo Media Entertainment, Aleph Media, Mente Colectiva, and HD Argentina, premiered on TVN channel in Chile on September 7th, achieving great audience success. After its premiere, Onza Distribution has become its international distributor.

“Allende The Thousand Days” is a first fictional approach to depict the experience of the Popular Unity government following Allende’s journey (Alfredo Castro). These experiences are narrated through Manuel Ruiz’s point of view, a young Spanish lawyer who becomes his closest advisor. The series explores the challenges faced by Allende and his collaborators in fulfilling their government program, which promises to address social inequalities and achieve economic independence for the country. It delves into the intervention of the United States in domestic politics to destabilize the government and push forward the Armed Forces to carry out a coup d’état, the growing contradictions within the leftist movement exacerbated by the visit of Fidel Castro (Benjamín Vicuña) to Chile, the loyalty and his late betray of General Augusto Pinochet (Daniel Alcaíno). Over the course of 4 episodes, these and other pivotal events will illustrate how Chile became a focal point of global geopolitical balances in the early 1970s.
“Allende The Thousand Days”, consisting of 4 episodes, each lasting 60 minutes, blends political thriller elements with drama. It has been produced in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Allende’s death.

“Allende The Thousand Days” will be screened at San Sebastián Film Festival on Tuesday, September 26th. Subsequently, it will also be featured in the Chapter One section at Iberscreenings Madrid during Iberseries on Wednesday, October 4th, from 17:15 to 18:45 in the Sala Azcona at Matadero (Madrid). The series will air in Spain in the last quarter of 2023 on RTVE.

Onza Distribution has already begun its international distribution, along with many other new additions to their catalog. “We are thrilled to be distributing such a high-quality historical drama about one of the most prominent political figures of the 20th century; it is a great series that will leave no one indifferent,” commented Béatrice Nouh, director of sales. “I am a great admirer of Parox and its production quality. ‘Allende The Thousand Days’ is no exception in its excellent track record as a production company. It is an honor to have the opportunity to present a series that deals with one of the most important historical moments in Latin America which made an impact worldwide.”

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