Fiction

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Pablo Larraín
Chile, USA, Mexico 2012
115min
V'12

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency due to international pressure. The country will vote “yes” or “no” to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for “no” persuade a brash young advertising executive, René Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot’s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

“Using a 4:3 aspect ratio and shooting on analog, Larraín maintains the aesthetic of the 80’s with a grainy look that seamlessly combines new and archival footage. Engaging, suspenseful and breathlessly paced, no is both a tense political thriller with a profound message, and a vibrant document of Chile's triumphal return to democracy.” (Diana Sanchez) 

 

Credits
  • Gael García Bernal - René Saavedra
  • Alfredo Castro - Lucho Guzmán
  • Antonia Zegers
  • Luis Gnecco
  • Diego Muñoz
  • Marcial Tagle
  • Néstor Cantillana
  • Manuela Oyarzún
  • Jaime Vadell
  • Alejandro Goic - Mundo
  • Pedro Peirano
  • Miguel Hormazábal
  • Sergio Armstrong
  • Catalina Marín Duarte
  • Andrea Chignoli
  • Carlos Cabezas
  • Estefania Larrain
Fabula Producciones, Participant Media, Canana

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