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Coup at Daybreak 1998

  • September 16, 1998
  • 106 mins
  • Carlos Azpúrua
  • José Ignacio Cabrujas
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Spanish; Castilian
  • Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

The film follows the events of the night of February 4, 1992 in Caracas, Venezuela. That night a group of military rebels staged a coup d'etat. Venezuelans found themselves as virtual prisoners. As the coup starts and fighting takes place from a military base which is in the center of the city's most affluent areas, with both luxury high rises and palatial mansions. The area of La Carlota provides a wealth of very interesting, often flamboyant and typical characters of the Latin America upper middle and upper classes. They are among the most affected. Various vignettes in these different characters' homes are developed. These people's reactions, lifestyles, vices, and humanity come out in a very honest fashion under duress.


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