NO

Chile/USA/France, 2012
Duration: 
01:50

Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Pablo Larraín Producers: Juan de Dios Larraín, Daniel Dreifuss Screenplay: Pedro Peirano, based on the play “The Referendum” by Antonio Skármeta Cinematographer: Sergio Armstrong Editor: Andrea Chignoli Principal cast: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antónia Zegers

In 1988, due to international pressure, Chilean military dictator General Augusto Pinochet is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO side persuade a brash young advertising executive, René Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the dictatorship's powerful network of informants, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free. Based on true events, NO is an engaging, suspenseful and brilliant political thriller.

Electric and funny. Gael García Bernal is on fire...The work he does in NO is cryptic and arresting. Five stars.  Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

Ante la presión internacional, Augusto Pinochet se ve obligado a organizar un referéndum de apoyo a su presidencia en 1988. El país votará SI o NO, para extender su mandato por otros ocho años. Los líderes de la oposición convencen a un joven ejecutivo publicitario para que se encargue de la campaña a favor del NO. A pesar de disponer de recursos muy limitados y del férreo control de la policía del déspota, este joven y su equipo llevan a la práctica un plan audaz para ganar el referéndum y liberar al país de la opresión.

01-Sep-2013
9:15 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Pablo Larraín was born in Santiago de Chile in 1976. NO is the final film in a trilogy that includes Tony Manero (2008) and Post Mortem (2010). NO won the Art Cinema Award at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes and was Chile’s first-ever nominee for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.