“A Twelve-Year Night”

Álvaro Brechner’s historical drama (screened at the 75th Venice International Film Festival in “Orizzonti” section) will open in Italian theaters on 10 January. Distribution by Movies Inspired – BIM.
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.