Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
CHILE (2012) • in Spanish
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot’s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.
Club reactions by city:
61 out of 77 participating members called it excellent or good 91.6% would recommend it • most praised for its Story
Well done. Gripping. Gael Garcia Bernal’s acting is superb. An important movie for Chile to document independence/freedom.
I thought many of the cuts (within some conversations, different settings) were very good. They set atmosphere very well, built suspense slowly but surely. May use this film with university students to engender ‘freedom of expression’ discussion.
A Riveting story, well told. I loved it. ...I think a general audience may get lost in the complicated telling.
101 out of 130 participating members called it excellent or good 93.7% would recommend it • most praised for its Acting
moderated by David Sterritt
with guest Rick Rockwell or American University
Mad Men meets The Candidate meets 80s kitsch.
Rough, but efective - well done overall. I was delighted to see a movie from South America that left me with a feeling of hopefull empowerment.
"Shows how media and PR can be forces for good, positive change."
Release date: In Current Release!
522 out of the 695 participating members called No excellent or good.