“La noche de 12 años” (A Twelve-Year Night) is a 2018 Uruguayan-Spanish-Argentine film directed by Álvaro Brechner. 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 Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, and Alfonso Tort, 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||Álvaro Brechner|
|Produced by||Mariela Besuievsky Philippe Gompel Birgit Kemner Vanessa Ragone Fernando Sokolowicz|
|Written by||Álvaro Brechner|
|Starring||Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort, César Troncoso, Soledad Villamil,|
|Music by||Federico Jusid|
|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|