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A Twelve-Year Night (2018)

La noche de 12 años (original title)
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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... See full summary »

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Álvaro Brechner
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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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The Sound of Silence
Written by Paul Simon
Arranged by Sílvia Pérez Cruz (as Silvia Pérez Cruz)
Performed by Sílvia Pérez Cruz (as Silvia Pérez Cruz)
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29 December 2018 | by Amira-SaysSee all my reviews

What really gripped me here is that this movie was based on real men who spent twelve long years in solitary confinement. The first thing to know is that this is a drama so don't expect tons of action and war like a lot of military films.

This film depicts these three men and their suffering while desperately trying to cling onto hope. Not everyone talks about it, but this is a sad reality for a lot of political prisoners or hostages. The film does well capturing the pain and torment these men endured at the hands of their captures.

I do however feel like we could have received more detailed background on their detainment as those scenes were sometimes unclear. Considering how long the film is, they could have easily cut some of the repetition towards the second half and focused more on that. Other than being called communists, it's a little unclear of the actual events that led them to be locked up in the first place.


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28 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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