No - Trailer
Director Pablo LarrainYear 2013Genre(s) Dramas
Rene Saavedra is a talented man who works at an advertising company. One day in 1988, he is invited to work on a campaign for the national plebiscite; a referendum held every eight years to decide whether the military dictator leader of Chile Augusto Pinochet should continue his time in office. He is on the side of 'No' which leaves him under much scrutiny from the opposition and very few resources to present his case and convince the public to vote against the oppressive leader. However, his boss at the advertising agency is working on a campaign in support of Pinochet and Rene finds himself torn between his life and his principles. As he finds himself facing increasing danger as the debate heats up, the 'No' team are praying their efforts will not be fruitless.
'No' is based on the play 'El Plebiscito' by Antonio Skarmeta and has been adapted to screen by director Pablo Larrain ('Post Mortem', 'Tony Manero', 'Fuga') and writer Pedro Peirano ('Old Cats', 'The Maid'). It centres on the real story of the 1988 Chilean plebiscite where the opposition won by just over half of the vote percentage. 'No' is set to hit the UK on February 8th 2013.
Director: Pablo Larrain