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A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
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A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
Original name: La noche de 12 años
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Uruguay, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Uruguay, 1973. Having been crushed by the military dictatorship, surviving members of the Tupamaro guerillas are imprisoned and tortured. They must find a way to endure the coming 12 years.
Style: psychological, captivating, realistic, tense, based on true events
Plot: prison, politics, political prisoner, military dictatorship, released from prison, violence, society, rivalry, chess, rat, ant, male nudity, doctor, mirror, bus, cigarette smoking, fireworks, red cross, latin american history, handcuffed, letter writing, urinating on someone, ends with biographical notes, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: year 1973, 80s, 70s
Place: south america, uruguay, latin america

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