When Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, facing international pressure, calls for a referendum on his presidency in 1988, opposition leaders persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. With scant resources and constant scrutiny by the despot’s watchmen, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.
This film was nominated for an Academy Award - Best Foreign Film (2013). Certified Fresh (92%) by Rotten Tomatoes. Please note this is a Spanish language film with English subtitles.
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