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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 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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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:

$153,300 (Argentina), 28 April 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,307, 2 December 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,307, 2 December 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Good story about a bad time
21 May 2011 | by nicolas-prandiSee all my reviews

Cronica de una Fuga deals with true events in the history of Argentina during the "dirty war" of the seventies. These events having to do with the government, make up a very dark period in the country's history and do not offer much more than sad memories. The movie concentrates on the personal experience of Claudio, who was apprehended by agents and placed in a house together with many more kidnapped men. Caetano, through the use of different cinematographic techniques, makes it clear that the men are seen as inferior and are treated horribly. However, the movie provides the audience with much hope as Claudio strives to survive and does not give up whatever the circumstances may be around him. Moreover, team work which the prisoners develop as they are kept in the house, speaks strongly for the need of people to come together when times get tough. The movie overall is a good one as it concentrates on a positive aspect in the middle of such a negative situation. It is tough to make a movie about this dark time period and have it be an uplifting story in the end.


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