A Twelve-Year Night (La noche de 12 años) (2018)

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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.

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Cast

Antonio de la Torre
as José "Pepe" Mujica
Chino Darín
as Mauricio Rosencof
Alfonso Tort
as Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro
Soledad Villamil
as Psychiatrist
César Troncoso
as Military commander
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Critic Reviews for A Twelve-Year Night (La noche de 12 años)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

An impressive work that further confirms writer-director Alvaro Brechner as one of the leading South American screen talents to emerge in the last decade.

Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…
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Sometimes a human simply withstands what it's subjected to, and that's enough to rivet us.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

This is a well-acted film and the director, Álvaro Brechner ('Bad Day to Go Fishing') does a fine job of showing us how it feels to be imprisoned.

Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A Twelve-Year Night slowly digs a path into the heart of the spectator, in a successful integration of prison drama, historical reconstruction and a message of unwavering hope. [Full review in Spanish]

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

If you're up to seeing such a stark political film, this one has the look of authenticity.

Jan 6, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A Twelve-Year Night serves its clearest purpose by illustrating how democracy and changes in policy slowly trickle down to effect everyone.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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