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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gael García Bernal
Alfredo Castro
Antonia Zegers
Néstor Cantillana
Directors
Pablo Larraín
Screenwriters
Pedro Peirano
Running Time
118 minutes

No
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Plot
With the eyes of the world on Chile's repressive regime, dictator Augusto Pinochet calls a plebiscite to give the people their say. The campaign against him - "No" - is given 15 minutes of advertising space each day, buried on late-night TV, to make its case. Santiago ad exec René Saavedra (Bernal) is recruited to run it.


Verdict
Initially jarring, the video aesthetic blends beautifully with period footage to give a smart depiction of a nation in transition. A well-deserved Oscar nominee.


Reviewed by Philip Wilding

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