In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by a group of urban guerillas. Using his interrogation as a backdrop, the film explores the often brutal consequences of the struggle between Uruguay's government and the leftist Tupamaro guerillas.
Erich Schneider <email@example.com>
Adapted from a True Story, Entirely Filmed on Location in South America
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Did You Know?
's character is based on Dan Mitrione, a government advisor working for the CIA in Latin America and whose fate was similar to the ones portrayed by Montand. See more
The name of the Brazilian Ambassador in Uruguay is Fernando Campos (the name is revealed throughout the film). But in the beginning of the film right before his kidnap his name appears on a sign at his house as Roberto Campos. The filmmakers probably decided to make this change to avoid confusion with the real Brazilian minister of planning - Roberto Campos. See more
[repeated exchange that occurs between the leader and five different militants - men and women, one at a time going inside the bus and sitting next to the leader
I've received the report.
So, you know the situation. This is not a personal problem. It was never that. It's a political problem. Yes or no?
Fantasia in G minor, BWV 542 ('Great')
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Played by the organ at the end of the funeral near the end of the movie. See more