Jackal of Nahueltoro

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Jackal of Nahueltoro
Chacal de Nahuetoro dvd.jpg
Chilean DVD cover
Directed by Miguel Littín
Produced by Héctor Noguera
Isidora Portales
Written by Miguel Littín
Starring Nelson Villagra
Cinematography Héctor Ríos
Edited by Pedro Chaskel
Release date
  • June 1969 (1969-06)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Chile
Language Spanish

Jackal of Nahueltoro (Spanish: El Chacal de Nahueltoro) is a 1969 Chilean drama film directed by Miguel Littín. It is based on a real life event about an alcoholic peasant who killed a woman and her five children in 1960. He was sentenced to death and executed by firing squad in 1963. It was entered into the 20th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


Jorge del Campo Valenzuela is a farmer, who from childhood is object of abuses and labored exploitation, which makes him become an alcoholic. He receives help from a poor woman with five children. But while he is drunk, he kills them all. He is arrested, and is given the death penalty. While sitting in death row, he undergoes a spiritual conversion with the help of a catholic minister, and gains a glimpse at redemption, but is eventually executed nonetheless.



  1. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Jackal of Nahueltoro". imdb.com. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 

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