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Chronicle of an Escape (2006)

Crónica de una fuga (original title)
The goalkeeper of a little-known soccer team is kidnapped by a Argentinean government squad and sent to a detention center. After months of torture, he plots his escape with three other young men.

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(as Israel Adrián Caetano)

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(screenplay) (as Israel Adrián Caetano), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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Claudio Tamburrini
Pablo Echarri ...
Huguito
Nazareno Casero ...
Guillermo Fernández
Lautaro Delgado ...
El Gallego
Matías Marmorato ...
El Vasco
Martín Urruty ...
El Tano
César Albarracín ...
Guardia Tucumano 2
Diego Alonso Gómez ...
Lucas
Leonardo Bargiga ...
Capitán Almagro
Luis Enrique Caetano ...
Taxista
Alfredo Castellani ...
Entrenador
Andrés Chinello ...
Guardia Lucas 2
Daniel Cúparo ...
Guardia Metódica 3
Guillermo Javier de la Vega ...
Guardia Metódica 2
Daniel Di Biase ...
Padre del Gallego
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Storyline

In 1977, the goalkeeper of the Almagro team Claudio Tamburrini is illegally kidnapped from his home, arrested by the government forces and sent blindfolded to Sere Mansion, a clandestine detention center. His acquaintance Tano, who had been tortured for a long period, had falsely accused Claudio of being a revolutionary. Along the months, Claudio is kept nude and handcuffed together with the prisoners El Gallego, El Vasco and Guillermo Fernández and submitted to all sort of humiliations and tortures, until the night they decide to escape from their imprisonment in the old mansion. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutality and torture, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 April 2006 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Buenos Aires, 1977  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$153,300 (Argentina) (28 April 2006)

Gross:

$1,307 (USA) (30 November 2007)
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The man who plays "El Juez" (The Judge) in the scene during which Guillermo is told that he has three days to tell everything he knows is the real-life Guillermo Fernández. See more »

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Argentinian Cinema : A meaningful but rather slow film. ! ! !
24 August 2008 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

What happened in Argentina in late 1970s is a matter of great shame.It was a time of universal sorrow as many ordinary Argentinians were troubled,harassed,persecuted and killed by roguish military regime which had absolute power.Argentinian film director Israel Adrian Caetano has depicted some of these unimaginable sufferings in his award winning film "Crónica De Una Fuga".He has based his film on four important protagonists who are imprisoned at a secret location on baseless charges.Buenos Aires 1977,is a name given to these people's hardships.As there is an escape involved,it might be said that "Buenos Aires 1977" keeps veering from drama to thriller.The drama part of this film is convincing as we get a chance to be a part of human suffering.it has been shown without resorting to a lot of striking scenes of suffering.It is in the thriller part that much of the film's action is located.As the drama part is rather slow,it is being felt that thriller part has handled pressures very well.Buenos AIRES 1977 is a nice film for those people who believe that the dignity of ordinary human beings should be preserved at any cost.


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