A Twelve-Year Night
PRODUCER BY Tornasol Films, S.A., Alcaravan Films A.I.E. (Spain), Haddock Films, Aleph Media and Manny Films (Argentina)
DIRECTED BY Álvaro Brechner
SCREENPLAY BY Álvaro Brechner
STARRING Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort, César Troncoso, Soledad Villamil, Silvia Pérez Cruz
MUSIC BY Federico Jusid and Additional Music by Silvia Pérez Cruz
1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: “As we can’t kill them, let’s drive them mad”. The three men will remain in solitary confinement for twelve years. Among them is Pepe Mujica, later to become president of Uruguay.
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