That Sweet Word: Liberty!

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That Sweet Word: Liberty! is a 1973 Soviet drama film directed by Vytautas Žalakevičius. The second part of the "Latin American trilogy", of which the first film was The Whole Truth about Columbus and the final one Centaurs. It was entered into the... read more

That Sweet Word: Liberty! is a 1973 Soviet drama film directed by Vytautas Žalakevičius. The second part of the "Latin American trilogy", of which the first film was The Whole Truth about Columbus and the final one Centaurs. It was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Golden Prize. The film was shot in Chile shortly before 1973 Chilean coup d'état. The basis for the plot is a real story: the escape from San-Carlos prison in Venezuela of three political prisoners - Guillermo García Ponce, Pompeyo Márquez and Teodoro Petkoff.

Original Release

11/20/1972

Cast

Semyon Sokolovsky Antonio Morrea Benitez
Lorents Arushanyan Walter Conde (senator) / Walter Conde, senator
Regimantas Adomaitis Francisco 'Pancho' Vardes / Francisco "Pancho" Vardes
Eldar Aliev Leytenant Curilio
Sayat Alieva Natacha
Bronius Babkauskas Miguel Carrera (senator) / Miguel Carrera, senator
Rasim Balayev Patriot
Juozas Budraitis Felicio / Felicio, blackmailer
Dzhemma Firsova Helen Carrera / Ellen Carrera
F. Isaev Akhiles
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Vytautas Zalakevičius

Writers

Valentin Ezhov, Vytautas Zalakevičius

Cast

Semyon Sokolovsky Antonio Morrea Benitez
Lorents Arushanyan Walter Conde (senator) / Walter Conde, senator
Regimantas Adomaitis Francisco 'Pancho' Vardes / Francisco "Pancho" Vardes
Eldar Aliev Leytenant Curilio
Sayat Alieva Natacha
Bronius Babkauskas Miguel Carrera (senator) / Miguel Carrera, senator
Rasim Balayev Patriot
Juozas Budraitis Felicio / Felicio, blackmailer
Dzhemma Firsova Helen Carrera / Ellen Carrera
F. Isaev Akhiles
Leon Kukulyan Lopez
Djakhangir Aslanovich Mamedov (as D. Mamedov)
Algimantas Masiulis senor Perez
Ravil Melikov Nelson
Irina Miroshnichenko Maria Vardes / Maria
Rodion Nahapetov Benedicto
Vytautas Paukste Tyuremnyy vrach
M. Moran Suares Manuel
Ion Ungureanu Alberto Ramirez (senator-communist) / Alberto Ramirez, communist senator
E. Vaskez serzhant Arriechi

Editors

Zoya Veryovkina

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