1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we... See full summary »

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Álvaro Brechner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio de la Torre ... José Mujica
Chino Darín ... Mauricio Rosencof
Alfonso Tort Alfonso Tort ... Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro
César Troncoso ... Jefe Militar
Soledad Villamil ... Psiquiatra
Sílvia Pérez Cruz ... Graciela (as Silvia Pérez Cruz)
César Bordón César Bordón ... Sargento Alzamora
Mirella Pascual ... Lucy
Nidia Telles Nidia Telles ... Rosa
Eduardo Recabarren Eduardo Recabarren ... Isaac
Sofia Gravina Sofia Gravina ... Gabrielita
Bianca Gravina Bianca Gravina ... Gabrielita
Ana Baltar Peretz Ana Baltar Peretz ... Alejandra
Ilay Kurelovic ... Iriondo
Lisandro Fiks Lisandro Fiks ... Cabo Sapito
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1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we can't kill them, let's drive them mad." The three men will remain in solitary confinement for twelve years. Among them is Pepe Mujica - later to become president of Uruguay. Written by Tornasol

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The only defeated are those who lower their arms


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Uruguay's official submission to 90th Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2018. See more »

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Jefe Militar: The world is full of idealists. Hell is full of good intentions. This is your hell.
Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro: I take responsibility for my mistakes and the consequences.
Jefe Militar: No, you take responsibility for neither. We forced you to take responsibility. Your defeat forces you to.
Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro: I did what I did because I believed in what I was doing. I'm responsible and I accept my punishment. But not you or anyone else will take me for defeated.
Jefe Militar: So you're not defeated? It's not the years that passed, but think about the years that awaits you....
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Written and Performed by Sílvia Pérez Cruz (as Silvia Pérez Cruz)
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A cinematic masterpiece influenced by a sad poetic spirit.
3 January 2019 | by ahmednasr92See all my reviews

The film, which appears to be a political film at the beginning, is a film about human nature, how people think, believe and survive, in fact. A cinematic masterpiece influenced by a sad poetic spirit.


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Uruguay | Spain | Argentina | France | Germany

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Spanish

Release Date:

28 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Twelve-Year Night See more »

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain See more »

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$825,391
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