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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodrigo De la Serna ... Claudio Tamburrini
Pablo Echarri ... Huguito
Nazareno Casero Nazareno Casero ... Guillermo Fernández
Lautaro Delgado ... El Gallego
Matías Marmorato ... El Vasco
Martín Urruty Martín Urruty ... El Tano
César Albarracín César Albarracín ... Guardia Tucumano 2
Diego Alonso Gómez Diego Alonso Gómez ... Lucas
Leonardo Bargiga Leonardo Bargiga ... Capitán Almagro
Luis Enrique Caetano Luis Enrique Caetano ... Taxista
Alfredo Castellani ... Entrenador
Andrés Chinello Andrés Chinello ... Guardia Lucas 2
Daniel Cúparo Daniel Cúparo ... Guardia Metódica 3
Guillermo Javier de la Vega Guillermo Javier de la Vega ... Guardia Metódica 2
Daniel Di Biase 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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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 April 2006 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Buenos Aires, 1977 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,307, 2 December 2007

Gross USA:

$2,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$763,742
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Argentina's entry for 2007 Golden Globes Awards for the category of Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

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Torture Regime
25 May 2009 | by tedgSee all my reviews

Let's see. An American nation is threatened by terrorists. For seven years, the government is headed by people who believe that extraconstitutional measures are required. They detain people based on suspicion (often false accusations by enemies) and torture them because they MUST know something. These are specially created places outside the normal criminal system. It is funded and approved from the White House in the name of combating out a global movement, using soldiers and "contractors."

I've been watching movies based on this period. This is one made by Argentines, which adds something. Though the film-making is not particularly effective, it adds a genuine patina. What's disappointing about this is that though we get that the bad guys are genuinely evil men, we don't get the visceral impact of what happened. Really happened.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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