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A Twelve-Year Night

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Original title
La noche de 12 añosaka
  • Memorias del calabozo
Running time
122 min.
Uruguay Uruguay
Álvaro Brechner
Federico Jusid
Carlos Catalán
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Co-production Uruguay-Argentina-Spain-France; Alcaravan / Haddock Films / Hernández y Fernández P.C / Manny Films / Movistar+ / Salado Films / Tornasol Films / ZDF/Arte
Drama | Based On A True Story. Prison Drama. 1970s. Uruguayan Dictatorship
Synopsis / Plot
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.
2018: Goya Awards: 3 Nominations including Best Hispano American Film
2018: The Biarritz Festival Latin America: Audience Award
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