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Once again this year we went on an Oscars movie-watching binge, and this one may have flown under the radar but it is well worth seeking out. A fun comedy about the Chilean referendum against Pinochet’s regime (maybe I am not selling this very well), it might look like it was filmed with an 80s Betamax camera (because it was, so that the archive footage fits perfectly with the rest) but it punches well above its weight.


Release Date
August 2012
Runtime
1 h 58 min
Genres
Drama, History
Director
Pablo Larraín
Actors
Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Néstor Cantillana, Luis Gnecco, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Diego Muñoz, Alejandro Goic, Marcial Tagle, Manuela Oyarzún
Overview
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the ‘No’ vote persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and while under scrutiny by the despot’s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

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