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Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
"Crónica de una fuga" (original title)

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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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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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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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27 April 2006 (Argentina)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,307 (USA) (30 November 2007)

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$1,307 (USA) (30 November 2007)
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Recollections of a Dark Period
25 December 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1977, the goalkeeper of the Almagro team Claudio Tamburrini (Rodrigo de la Serna) is illegally kidnapped from his home, arrested by the government forces and sent blindfolded to Sere Mansion, a clandestine detention center. His acquaintance Tano (Martín Urruty), 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 (Lautaro Delgado), El Vasco (Matías Marmorato) and Guillermo Fernández (Nazareno Casero) and submitted to all sort of humiliations and tortures, until the night they decide to escape from their imprisonment in the old mansion.

The dramatic "Crónica de una Fuga" is a true recollection of a dark period of dictatorship in South America sponsored by USA to fight the communism, more specifically in Argentina. The story is very well acted but limited to the situation of Claudio and the other three prisoners in the Sere Mansion and their escape. However it omits, for example, that Tano and the other prisoners have been certainly dropped airborne from an Air Force airplane (the Jeep indicates Air Force Argentine, and this was a common practice in the dictatorship period). My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Crônica de uma Fuga" ("Chronicle of an Escape")


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