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No 2012

  • Pablo Larraín
  • August 7, 2012
  • 118 mins
  • Spanish; Castilian
  • Drama, History
¡Adiós, Pinochet!
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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This was surprisingly compelling. It follows the campaign to vote "No" on the 1988 referendum in Chile that would have allowed Augusto Pinochet to continue in office. I liked it a lot more than I expected to. It's shot in a unique technical style, making it look like it could have been made with 1980s technology (from what I understand it wasn't; it just looks that way, but it is clearly a deliberate design choice). Well acted, well scripted, well directed. It's quite good and easy to see why it's nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

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So beautiful.

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The poor aesthetics is purposeful and fits like a glove, this movie is absolutely great!

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