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No (I) (2012)

 -  Drama | History  -  9 August 2012 (Chile)
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An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

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Military dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum to decide his permanence in power in 1988, the leaders of the opposition persuade a young daring advertising executive - René Saavedra - to head their campaign. With limited resources and under the constant scrutiny of the despot's watchmen, Saavedra and his team conceive of a bold plan to win the election and free their country from oppression. Written by FICV

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Adiós, Mr. Pinochet.

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9 August 2012 (Chile)  »

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$71,742 (USA) (15 February 2013)

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$2,341,226 (USA) (14 June 2013)
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Several people from the actual "No" campaign in Chile were hired to play members of the "Yes" campaign in the film. See more »

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Valse sentimentale in f minor opus 51 nº6
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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The Revolution WILL Be Televised!
28 August 2012 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

What a captivating film this is. Gael Garcia Bernal is good as usual, an actor who just keeps getting better and better, in this movie that shows the campaign that ousted Pinochet from office from the p.o.v. of the ad guys who tailored each side's messages.

Good PR work that frames the debate and sets the narrative for the campaign wins political campaigns.

The movie is thoughtful, funny, absorbing. Quality all around. You don't need to know anything about Chile to get swept up by it, and if there are details you want to know, you can go read about it afterwards.

I especially liked that it looked like a documentary video and a time- capsule from that era. It seamlessly mixes stock footage with filmed stuff to give it a dated look.

See it.


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