Based on a true story, 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 García 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. from sonyclassics.com
- The film was one of the best received films in Cannes with raves from critics following the first screening in Director's Fortnight.
- Winner Art Cinema Award, Director's Fortnight, Cannes 2012
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2012 Telluride Film Festival 2012