• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“La noche de 12 años” (A Twelve-Year Night) is a 2018 Uruguayan-Spanish-Argentine film directed by . The film is based on the true story of three political prisoners who were held captive by the Uruguayan government for 12 years during the military dictatorship in the 1970s.

The film tells the story of the three prisoners, who are kept in solitary confinement and subjected to physical and psychological torture. Despite the difficult conditions, the prisoners form a bond and use their time in captivity to plan their escape.

The film received widespread critical acclaim for its powerful and emotionally gripping portrayal of the prisoners' ordeal and their struggle for survival. The performances of the lead actors, including , , and , were particularly praised.

“La noche de 12 años” won several awards, including the Best Film award at the 32nd Goya Awards and the Best Ibero-American Film award at the 6th Platino Awards. It was also Uruguay's official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 91st Academy Awards.

Overall, “La noche de 12 años” is a powerful and deeply affecting film that sheds light on a dark period in Uruguay's history. It's a must-watch for those interested in political history and for those who appreciate films that tackle difficult and complex subjects with sensitivity and skill.

Directed by
Produced by Mariela Besuievsky Philippe Gompel Birgit Kemner Vanessa Ragone Fernando Sokolowicz
Written by
Starring , , , , ,
Music by Federico Jusid
Cinematography Carlos Catalán
Edited by Irene Blecua
Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Alcaravan Haddock Films Hernández y Fernández Producciones Cinematograficas Manny Films Movistar+ Salado Media Tornasol Films Zweites Deustches Fernsehen Arte France Cinema
Distributed by Life Films (Uruguay)
Saldavia Cinema (Spain)
Release date 1 September 2018 (Venice) 20 September 2018 (Uruguay)
Running time 122 minutes
Countries Uruguay Spain Argentina France Germany
Language Spanish
Box office $347,908

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