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

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  27 April 2006 (Argentina)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Tamburrini
Pablo Echarri ...
Nazareno Casero ...
Guillermo Fernández
Lautaro Delgado ...
El Gallego
Matías Marmorato ...
El Vasco
Martín Urruty ...
El Tano
César Albarracín ...
Guardia Tucumano 2
Diego Alonso Gómez ...
Leonardo Bargiga ...
Capitán Almagro
Luis Enrique Caetano ...
Alfredo Castellani ...
Andrés Chinello ...
Guardia Lucas 2
Daniel Cúparo ...
Guardia Metódica 3
Guillermo Javier de la Vega ...
Guardia Metódica 2
Daniel Di Biase ...
Padre del Gallego


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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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)


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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Picture of a century
1 July 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

A great movie. About the pain of truth and the fight against a regime. About the hope and the sin. About democracy and fear.All is perfect. Actors, lights, screenplay. Slice by slice, the movie becomes a testimony. Not about a piece of Argentina history but about a reality in which many of us, actors, victims, silhouettes, are crumbs. The story is basic. The scenes are stone rain. The end is not happy, not heroic. But saint full. A film about every regime for who democratic values are fiction. About the power and not authority. About lies and dark illusion. About limits and resistance. About Albania of Enver Hodja or Cambodgia of Pol Pot. Or, maybe, Belarus of Lukashenko. A lesson. About the force to be more than a mask, number or victim. And a homage to the people for who the moral victory is more important than all prizes. Must see! Foe understand.

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