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Labeled a subversive by Argentina's oppressive military regime, soccer player Claudio Tamburrini (Rodrigo de la Serna) is kidnapped, blindfolded and taken to a secret prison. Left naked and handcuffed, often tortured without mercy, Tamburrini endures days of pain and humiliation. Eventually he and three fellow prisoners, including Guillermo Fernandez (Nazareno Casero), devise a plan to escape the prison, knowing that failure will likely cost them their lives.

Cast & Crew

Rodrigo de la Serna
Claudio Tamburrini
Nazareno Casero
Guillermo Fernández
Matías Marmorato
El Vasco
César Albarracín
Guardia Tucumano 2
Leonardo Bargiga
Capitán Almagro
Paula Zyngierman
Supervising Producer
Iván Wyszogrod
Original Music
Julián Apezteguia
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Alberto Ponce
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Critic Reviews for Chronicle of an Escape

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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • It is a small relief to discover that Chronicle of an Escape is relatively restrained in its depiction of torture. Despite its restraint, the movie is deeply unsettling.

    November 30, 2007 | Rating: 4/5
  • This film is both a warning about abuse of government power and a reassurance that justice will sometimes triumph.

    November 30, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The film is taut and ruthlessly constructed, with odd flashes of humor and a white-knuckle pace.

    November 29, 2007
  • A tense and mammothly upsetting dramatization of Tamburrini's memoir; ... gets everything that can pound in your body pounding.

    November 29, 2007 | Rating: 3/4
  • Chronicle might be utterly uncompromising in its "you are there" visceral style-or just unresourceful. I tend toward the latter reading.

    November 28, 2007

Audience Reviews for Chronicle of an Escape

  • Apr 03, 2012
    Very engrossing film based on a true story. The scenes during the captivity were so well done...right up to the escape attempt scene where I found myself gripping my chair (very tension filled). Watching a movie like this only makes me love living in America more. Many people take for granted how lucky they are to live here. Not me. I know how lucky I am...
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2012
    [font=Century Gothic]"Chronicle of an Escape" starts in 1977 Argentina following a military coup. Roving bands of secret police are snatching suspected terrorists off the street on the flimsiest evidence while also liberating suspicious looking electronics like stereos and televisions. One of these is Claudio Tamburrini(Rodrigo De la Serna), a soccer player, who is named by Tano(Martin Urruty) in an effort to gain time for his comrades.(Claudio gives up his seat to a pregnant woman on a bus which is an indication of what kind of person he is.) He is found after the location of his new apartment is forced out of his mother. Once at headquarters, Claudio is tortured but knows nothing which he is told will only stall his case. But hopefully he will be released by Christmas...and somewhere Kafka is smiling ruefully.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]Based on an incredible true story, "Chronicle of an Escape" is a smartly taut political thriller with overtones for the current day. Notice how casually the word terrorist is bandied about and how torture is used. If somebody is tortured and brutalized, they will say anything to stay alive and give time for their comrades to escape.(Nobody wants to die. Everybody wants to live.) It does not get the police anywhere in their so-called investigations while picking up innocent people in the dragnet, proof that being non-political will not keep a person safe. Lucas, the squad's leader, recognizes this and occasionally treats his prisoners courteously. What torture does manage to do is to keep the general population afraid. It is all about power.[/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2012
    Shocking and nail biting chronicle of innocent men that were imprisoned and tortured by the Argentinian government during the Junta in 1977. Based on a true story. I've seen this at the Open Doek Filmfestival in Turnhout. Solid thriller that will also appeal to a mainstream audience.
    William H Super Reviewer

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