Dawson Isla 10

118 mins
8.2 / 10 (366)


After the 1973 coup that deposed Allende and brought Pinochet to power in Chile, the former members of his cabinet are imprisoned on Dawson Island, the world’s southernmost concentration camp. Here these men are determined to survive and provide history with their testimony.

MUBI's take

Shot in powerfully desaturated color with alternating black-and-white, Miguel Littín’s powerful concentration-camp drama is an exercise in sustained tension. Capturing the struggles of political exiles on the desolate Dawson Island, Littín shines a light on an unspoken chapter in Chile’s history.