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La noche de 12 años

Orizzonti

Director:
Álvaro Brechner
Production:
Tornasol Films (Mariela Besuievsky), Haddock Films (Vanessa Ragone), Aleph Media (Fernando Sokolowicz), Manny Films (Birgit Kemner), Salado (Mariana Secco)
Running Time:
123’
Language:
Spanish
Country:
Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, France
Main Cast:
Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort, Soledad Villamil, Silvia Pérez Cruz, César Troncorso, Mirella Pascual
Screenplay:
Alvaro Brechner
Cinematographer:
Carlos Catalán
Editor:
Irene Blecua, Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Production Designer:
Laura Musso, Daniela Calcagno
Costume Designer:
Alejandra Rosasco
Music:
Federico Jusid, Silvia Pérez Cruz
Sound:
Nacho Royo-Villanova, Martín Touron, Eduardo Esquide
Notes:
from the novel “Memorias del calabozo” by Mauricio Rosencof and Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro

Synopsis

1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their prison cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: “As we can’t kill them, let’s drive them mad”. The three men will remain in solitary confinement for twelve years. Among them is Pepe Mujica – later to become president of Uruguay.

Director’s Statement

What is left of a man after everything has been stripped away? Unable to communicate, isolated in time, with no stimuli and no tangible place to hold on to, his own senses start to betray him. But deep inside there is something that nobody can take away: his imagination. La Noche de 12 Años is, above all, a descent into the abyss. Based on a true story, it shows how three men were gradually dispossessed of everything that made them individuals over twelve years. They endured a physical and mental process designed to drive them insane with the ultimate goal of destroying any resistance within their deepest selves. They were forced to reinvent themselves from the remainders of their human condition in order to resist one of the most sinister ordeals imaginable.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Tornasol Films
Calle Veneras, 9, 7º
28013 - Madrid, Spain
tornasol@tornasolfilms.com
Tel. +34 (00) 911 023 024

PRODUCTION 2: Haddock Films
Angel J. Carranza 1932
1414 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
info@haddockfilms.com
Tel. +54 (0) 11 4776 1876

PRODUCTION 3: Aleph Media
A. J. Carranza 2180
1414 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
info@alephcine.com

PRODUCTION 4: Manny Films
48 rue Joseph de Maistre
75018 – Paris, France
Tel. + 33 (0) 6 86 26 54 09
b.kemner@mannyfilms.fr

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: Mariana Secco, SALADO, Potosi 1678, Montevideo, Uruguay,
Tel: 598 2605 8455, marianasecco@salado.tv

WORLD SALES: Latido Films
C/ Veneras, 9, 3º
28013 – Madrid, Spain
latido@latidofilms.com
Tel. 34915488877

PRESS OFFICE: Elio Seguí - ELLAS COMUNICACIÓN
Madrid, Spain
elio@ellascomunicacion.com
Cell. +34 636 608 541

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Alessandro Russo
Via Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina 47
00193 – Roma, Italy
Cell.. +39 349 3127 219
alerusso@alerusso.it
www.alerusso.it


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