A TWENTY-YEAR NIGHT
PRODUCER IDA BY Spain, Uruguay, Argentina and France
DIRECTED BY Álvaro Brechner
SCREENPLAY BY Álvaro Brechner
STARRING Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort, César Troncoso, Soledad Villamil and Silvia Pérez Cruz
MÚSIC 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.
Tornasol was created by Gerardo Herrero and Javier López Blanco in 1987. In 1999 Mariela Besuievsky joined the team. Its headquarters is located in Madrid