The scene here is Chile in September 1973, during the Rightist military coup that followed the assassination of President Salvador Allende. SWEET COUNTRY explores the emotional turmoil that befalls an American couple living under military rule. Beginning in New York at the screening of a
smuggled documentary, the story flashes back to Chile in 1973, after Anna Willing (Jane Alexander), an American who lived in Chile during the political upheaval, is injured by a bomb that goes off in the theater. The film then depicts the intrigue that she and her university professor husband, Ben
(John Cullum), became involved in when they began taking sides against the junta. A t...