“In the early morning hours of May 22nd, 2009, a man on a bicycle rides through the dark streets of downtown Santiago. In his backpack he is carrying a bomb. In his belt, he has a Smith and Wesson 38 caliber revolver.”
That is how the documentary film “Montaje: Caso bombas”, (The Set-up of the Bomb Case) starts with an off camera voice-over upon images of a man pedaling through the nighttime streets of the capital of Chile. For the following 80 minutes the film tells us of the story of the anarchist and squatting scene in Santiago, Chile and how the fallout from a failed bomb attack, unleashed a wave of state repression and media manipulation of that community.