The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis

2016, Drama, 1h 18m

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During the military dictatorship of Argentina in 1977, office clerk Francisco Sanctis, his wife and children lead a quiet life in Bueno Aires. But one day an old friend calls him after 20 years, asking him to sign something. When they meet, she explains that she actually wants him to warn two of her friends that are about to be kidnapped by the army, and Francisco must decide if he wants to risk everything for two strangers.

Cast & Crew

Diego Velázquez
Francisco Sanctis
Romina Pinto
Prostituta
Francisco Márquez
Director
Luciana Piantanida
Executive Producer
Federico Lastra
Cinematographer
Lorena Moriconi
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Critic Reviews for The Long Night of 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…
  • 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…
  • 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 Mrquez.

    August 8, 2017 | Full Review…
  • ... the film by Andrea Testa and Francisco Mrquez 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…
  • It's a long night all right, though it may have been longer for me than for him.

    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…
  • 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 Mrquez.

    August 8, 2017 | Full Review…
  • ... the film by Andrea Testa and Francisco Mrquez 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…

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