A Twelve-Year Night

La noche de 12 años

September 1973. Uruguay is controlled by a military dictatorship. The Tupamaros guerrilla movement has already been crushed. Its members have been imprisoned and tortured. One autumn night, three prisoners (including Pepe Mujica, later to become president of the country) are taken from their 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 12 years. A lyrical survival story about the power of spirit during wartime and the obstinate “madmen” of History, who reimagined not only themselves, but the limits of the human condition.
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Direction: Álvaro Brechner
Script: Álvaro Brechner
Cinematography: Carlos Catalan
Editing: Irene Blecua, Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Sound: Martín Touron, Eduardo Esquide, Nacho Royo-Villanova,
Music: Federico Jusid, Silvia Pérez Cruz
Actors: Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort, Soledad Villamil, Silvia Pérez Cruz, César Troncoso, Nidia Telles, Mirella Pascual
Production: Tornasol, Haddock Films, Aleph Media, Manny Films, Alcaravan Films AIE
Producer/Producers: Mariela Besuievsky, Gerardo Herrero, Vanessa Ragone, Fernando Sokolowicz, Birgit Kemner, Philippe Gompel
Co-production: Salado
Co-producer/Co-producers: Mariana Secco
Art Direction: Laura Musso
Costumes: Alejandra Rosasco
Production Execution: Mariela Besuievsky, Vanessa Ragone
Camera: Darío Alonso, Lucía Martínez Breccia, Matías Rey, Diego Roche, Cesar Zayas
Make Up: Almudena Fonseca
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain, Argentina, France
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 123΄
World Sales: Látido Films, latido@latidofilms.com
Awards/Distinctions: ARTE International Prize & Eurimages Co-Production Development Award Special Mention – Berlin IFF 2018

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