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No (2012)

R | | Drama | 9 August 2012 (Chile)
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An advertising executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Director:

Pablo Larraín

Writers:

Pedro Peirano (screenplay), Antonio Skármeta (play)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gael García Bernal ... René Saavedra
Alfredo Castro ... Lucho Guzmán
Luis Gnecco ... José Tomás Urrutia
Néstor Cantillana ... Fernando
Antonia Zegers ... Verónica Carvajal
Marcial Tagle Marcial Tagle ... Alberto Arancibia
Pascal Montero Pascal Montero ... Simón Saavedra
Jaime Vadell Jaime Vadell ... Minister Fernández
Elsa Poblete ... Carmen
Diego Muñoz Diego Muñoz ... Carlos
Roberto Farías Roberto Farías ... Marcelo
Sergio Hernández ... Militar
Manuela Oyarzún Manuela Oyarzún ... Sandra
Paloma Moreno Paloma Moreno ... Fran
César Caillet ... Cliente
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Military dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum to decide his permanence in power in 1988, the leaders of the opposition persuade a young daring advertising executive - René Saavedra - to head their campaign. With limited resources and under the constant scrutiny of the despot's watchmen, Saavedra and his team conceive of a bold plan to win the election and free their country from oppression. Written by FICV

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This is the true story of a marketing campaign that sparked a revolution. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The character René Saavedra, played by Gael García Bernal, is loosely based on Eugenio García. See more »

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Quotes

José Tomás Urrutia: [addressing the party representatives for the No campaign] We all understand that obviously your pain is present, the pain of all of those involved has to be present...
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Connections

Referenced in The Club: Pablo Larraín Interview (2016) See more »

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Vuelvo
Written by Patricio Manns & Horacio Salinas
Performed by Inti-Illimani Histórico
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The Revolution WILL Be Televised!
28 August 2012 | by Movie-JaySee all my reviews

What a captivating film this is. Gael Garcia Bernal is good as usual, an actor who just keeps getting better and better, in this movie that shows the campaign that ousted Pinochet from office from the p.o.v. of the ad guys who tailored each side's messages.

Good PR work that frames the debate and sets the narrative for the campaign wins political campaigns.

The movie is thoughtful, funny, absorbing. Quality all around. You don't need to know anything about Chile to get swept up by it, and if there are details you want to know, you can go read about it afterwards.

I especially liked that it looked like a documentary video and a time- capsule from that era. It seamlessly mixes stock footage with filmed stuff to give it a dated look.

See it.


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Country:

Chile | France | Mexico | USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 August 2012 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,742, 17 February 2013

Gross USA:

$2,343,664

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,699,095
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Dolby Digital

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1.40 : 1
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