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The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis) (2017)

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Buenos Aires, 1977. Francisco Sanctis, a family man living an eventless life, receives information about an upcoming kidnapping and "disappearing" operation by soldiers of the ruling dictatorship. In a race against the night, he will need to make the most important decision of his life: will he try to save innocent lives by risking his own?

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Critic Reviews for The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis)

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It's a long night all right, though it may have been longer for me than for him.

August 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Young writer-directors Andrea Testa and Francisco Marquez shrewdly use their Average Joe protagonist to explore questions of (feigned) political disinterest and civil responsibility under a repressive dictatorship.

August 8, 2017 | Full Review…

A dark journey of the soul constitutes The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis, the atmosphere-driven, haunting feature debut of co-directors Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez.

August 8, 2017 | Full Review…

... the film by Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez allows another look, not only to the story from which they drew the inner voice of the protagonist... but to the drama that explodes in the life of this ordinary man. [Full review in Spanish]

December 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Existential drama about a one-time radical now settled into a middle-class life-style being summoned to carry out a selfless task that might destroy everything he treasures, including his life.

August 24, 2017 | Full Review…

The film interrogates what it means to stay on the sidelines during a military government and asks whether such a stance is possible.

August 8, 2017 | Full Review…

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