Gael Garcia Bernal Leads An Ad Campaign Against A Dictator In First No Trailer
This has been a really incredible year for political drama. Just looking at the last couple months of 2012, Ben Affleck's Argo, Katherine Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln are being heralded as some of the best movies of the year, and all three are three quality bets in this year's Best Picture Oscar race. But it's not only Americans playing the political drama game.
At the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year director Pablo Larrain debuted his latest film, No, a new Chilean-made movie about the 1988 referendum in the South American country when the people were given the chance to remove dictator Augusto Pinochet from office. In addition to being the country's representative film for the Best Foreign Language category at the Academy Awards this year, No will also be getting a limited release in February, and today the first trailer has arrived online.
You can watch the preview below, courtesy of Yahoo! (sorry about the autoplay).
Based on a true story and written by Pedro Peirano, No stars Gael Garcia Bernal as René Saavedra, an ad executive who was hired to help lead a campaign that would convince the people of Chile that it was time for a new leader to be placed at the head of the nation. Larrain won the C.I.C.A.E. Award at Cannes and was voted as one of the top five foreign language films of 2012 by the National Board of Review. The film won't be released in theaters in most markets until after the new year, and will be in the United States starting February 15th.
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