Very watchable account of true events in Chile in 1988, when international pressure forced dictator Augusto Pinochet into a referendum on whether his dictatorship should continue.

Gael Garcia Bernal plays the advertising executive who agrees to manage the anti-Pinochet No campaign in the face of threats from the government’s lackeys.

This is the third in a loose trilogy of films set in and around the dictatorship of Pinochet by director Pablo Larrain (Tony Manero and Post Mortem being the other two, and well worth a watch although they are all very different).

An interesting touch is the actual look of the film. It’s set in 1988, and has been filmed using equipment from that time, resulting in an aged, retro image on screen, which also made it easier to mix in original footage with the film itself.

Like very much.

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