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- THE MICHIGAN DAiLY l~'age ~everi

Thursday. Aoril 19, 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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power of an enlightened people.

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State of Seige: Generating
controversy ofer censorship

(Continued from Page 3)
ant film that should be seen on
the basis of its own merits, not
because the A.F.L episode and
the further controversy the mov-
ie is bound to stir up. On the
simple level of pure political ex-
pose, Siege is startling. Cosra-
Gavras has accurately and pais-
takingly recreated the events
surrounding the assassination of
American A.I.D. official Dan A.
Mitrone in Montevideo two and
a half years ago. Mitrione wa
an Indian police chief sent to
Uruguay ostensibly as a "com-
munications" expert. The Tnpi-
maros, a South American revo-
lutionary group, investigated Mi-
trione and discovered that he wns
actually in charge of teaching
torture methods, mob control,
and other Fascist tactics to Soutn
American police forces. Without
much forethought, the Tupamaros
kidnapped Mitrione, hoping to

convince the government to re-
lease 100 imprisoned Tupamaros
in exchange for Mitrione's life
and freedom. The government
chose to do without Mitrione; the
Tupamaro found themselves box-
ed in a corner. They eventually
executed the man. It's quite a
shocking story, and one I was
completely ignorant of. If only on
a purely informational basis, I
should think State of Siege
would be a valuable film: many
people are unaware of the Mi-
trione incident, and some might
be perturbed by the fact that
their tax dollars are being in-
vested in tear gas and torture
mchin'ery.
Yet Costa-Gavras' political films
have, in the past, beendmore than
simple exposes. Z and especially
The Confession were concerned
not simply with revealing repres-
sion but with depicting just what
totalitarianism means in human

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terms to the victims involved.
These films became more than
documentary by placing highest
priority not on politics but on
people.
State of Siege shows some of
the humanism of Costa-Gavras'
earlier works. Yet it differs sub-
stantially from them in that its
primary focus is not the oppress-
ed, but the oppressor. Yves Mon-
tand has been cast contra-type
as the Mitrione figure, here call-
ed Philip Michael Santore. With-
in the first five minutes of the
film we discover that Montand
has been assassinated. The film's
basic strategy is, then, to con-
vince us, via flashbacks, that
yes, Santore, despite appear-
ances, was quite a bastard. Siege
gains its dramatic force not from
our ignorance of its eventual out-
come (which whe know in the
first scene) but from its slow
revealing of Santore's seedy pur-
poses for being in Uruguay. Yet
all the while, Santore's victims
remain little more than anony-
mous.
It's a very new tactic for
Costa-Gavras to take, one that
doesn't prove to be a very satis-
factory one. Costa-Gavras obvi-
ously feels q u i t e ambivalent
about Santore, and he is not at
all comfortable with this ambiva-
lence. Much of what we see and
hear of Santore is, according to
the director, a direct translation
of the Tupamaros' interviews
with Mitrione. Perhaps this is
why we get only bits and pieces
of Mitrione-Santore's personality,
several of which hardly seem to
fit together at all.
For the most part, Montand
endows Santore with a large
tov.
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amount of charm, confidence,
amiability. Yet when he is finally
broken down by his captors, he
becomes a screaming, fanatical
right-winger: "You are subvers-
ives," he tells one of the Tupa-
maros, "You want to destroy the
foundations of society, the funda-
mental values of our Christian
civilization, the very existence
of the free world . . ."
T h i s fragmented, ambivalent
picture of Santore is indicative
of the unsure tone of the entire
production. Costa-Garvas seems
unable to decide whether to treat
the man simply as a symbol of
the evils of modern bureaucracy,
imperialism, and technology or
as a complex and somewhat
sympathetic human being. Sev-
eral of the film's opening scenes
-especially Santore's funeral and
his wife's reminiscing about a
lecture for American wives vis-
iting Uruguay - are little more
than ugly, bitter, anti-American
polemics.
It is at the film's close, when
Costa - Garvas ultimately recog-
nizes Santore as a tragic victim
of the very system he represents,
that the movie takes on the
greater complexity of thought and
feeling of The Confession. The
Tupamaros finally realize t h a t
Montand is a very replaceable
part in a huge technological sys-
tem. But it is too late; they have
already threatened to kill the
man if their demandstaren't met.
The murder of Philip Michael
Santore is depicted as the futile
gesture of a defeated group of
revolutionaries up against an in-
human machine. The last se-
quence of the movie shows us
Santore's smiling successor ar-
riving to take his place in the
Uruguayian police force. .
A pessimistic film, to be sure,
but one that by its very existence
implies a belief in the potential
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power of an enlightened people.
If State of Siege is an uneven
work of art, it is nevertheless
an informative and highly im-
portant film. It shoulti be seen
for its careful reenactment of an
important historic event and for
the complex bits of Costa-Gav-
ras' humanism that do manage
to surface occasionally. Yet al-
ready overshadowing the basic
qualities of the film is the ex-
treme amount of controversy
State of Siege has engendered
and will, I am sure, continue to
engender.
Jarenese,
puppets
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characters from the Mahabarata,
but the story itself is purely Ja-
vanese - Arjuna, the hero, de-
feats the demon king attacking
heaven and weds the heavenly
nymph. Like all of the puppet
dramas, it. expresses Hindu-Bud-
dhist philosophy and presents a
feudal society, a fact disliked by
Indonesian intellectuals, who see
it as a hindrance to the progress
and modernization of their coun-
try.
Prof. Alton Becker, who tran.s-
lated the drama into English,
will act tonight as dalang, or
puppeteer, and in doing so he fol-
lows a tradition dating back so
far that on one is sure wnen it
began. For some dalangs, pap-
peteering is a livelihood; f o r
others it is a hobby.
The performance is as much a
ritual as an entertainment, antd
the Gamelan plays almost con-
tinually. If you lived in Indonesia,
you could see the shadow puppe03
at least once a week, but in Ann
Arbor, tonight will be your only
chance for quite awhile. Don't
miss it.
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