La noche de 12 años

2018
7.2
La noche de 12 años
Poster La noche de 12 años

Title: La noche de 12 años

Original Title: La noche de 12 años

Year: 2018

Info

Plot

Uruguay, 1973, the country is under a repressive military dictatorship. Nine political prisoners of Tupamaros are taken are victims of a military operation that, officially, is not being carried out. The military order is very clear: Since they can not end their lives, they will be tortured until they lose their reason. Three of those men were José Mujica, future president of Uruguay; Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro, who later became Minister of Defense; and Mauricio Rosencof, writer. The captives will remain isolated and imprisoned for 12 years. In all that time, they were isolated in tiny cells, hooded, bound, forced to remain silent, malnourished and deprived of their basic needs, in order to block their reason and drive them insane. Mujica, Fernández Huidobro and Rosencof promised themselves that, if they survived, they should count the tortures they suffered. A trip to the horror of a recent past in the historical memoir of Uruguay. Directed by Álvaro Brechner and presented at the 75th Venice Film Festival.

Awards

  • 2019 Goya Awards: 3 1

Cast

Director:

Álvaro Brechner Álvaro Brechner

Antonio de la Torre

Antonio de la Torre

José Mujica

Chino Darín

Chino Darín

Mauricio Rosencof

Alfonso Tort

Alfonso Tort

Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro

Soledad Villamil

Soledad Villamil

Psychiatrist

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Trivia

Film was shot in Spain too

Despite narrating the captivity during 12 years of José Mujica, Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro and Mauricio Rosencof in Uruguay, the film has scenes filmed in Spain, specifically in the Bárdenas Natural Park, Navarra.

José Mujica presented the filme at the Venice Film Festival

The film had the support of José Mujica, who went to the premiere at the 75th Venice Film Festival. The former president of Uruguay, also went to present the documentary about his life, 'El Pepe, Una Vida Suprema'.

A Spanish actor for an Uruguayan president

To play José Mujica, the Spaniard Antonio de la Torre had to work hard on the Uruguayan accent. The actor saw many videos of Mujica's speech and had an accent and pronunciation coach.

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