Compañeros - La noche de 12 años

A Twelve-Year Night
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Compañeros - La noche de 12 años (Álvaro Brechner)

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Uruguay, 1973. The country is plunged into dictatorship. Three political dissidents are imprisoned in solitary confinement, forbidden to speak, see, eat, and sleep; thrust into a nightmare that lasts twelve years. Inspired by the destiny of three contemporary figures in Uruguay, including the former President José “Pepe” Mujica, the film draws an allusion to all the dictatorships which Latin America has been subjected to. (Festival information, Fribourg, 2019)