Comment movie of Pablo Larraín, NOT, a communists arcoíris
NO. A communists arcoíris
Direction: Pablo Larraín.
Countries: Chile, USA and Mexico. Year: 2012.
Duration: 110 min. Genre: Drama.
Interpretation: Gael García Bernal (René Saavedra), Luis Gnecco (Urrutia), Néstor Cantillana (Fernando), Alfredo Castro (Luis Guzmán), Antonia Zegers (Verónica), Pascal Montero (Simón), Jaime Vadell (the minister), Manuela Oyarzún (Sandra), Marcial Tagle (Alberto).
Script: Pedro Peirano; based on the work plebiscite, of Antonio Skármeta. Production: Daniel Marc Dreifuss, Juan de Dios Larraín and Pablo Larraín.
It photographs: Sergio Armstrong.
Assembly: Andrea Chignoli and Catalina Marín Duarte.
Production design: Estefanía Larraín.
Distributor: Golem. I release in Chile: On August 9, 2012.
I release in Spain: On February 8, 2013.
In 1988 after seventeen years of dictatorship, the Pinochet diet in Chile due to the international pressure turns out to be forced to summon a plebiscite in favor or against its continuity eight more years.
The publicist René Saavedra will be the main manager of designing the campaign of NOT, but to manage to gain a plebiscite that is known fiddled or lost from the beginning he will have to look for an original and different way of convincing the Chileans, after years of terror and dictatorship, will have to resort to the happiness.
With this movie, Pablo Larraín finishes the trilogy that he narrates or treats all the dictatorship pinochetista, the ascent to the power by means of the coup d'état reflected in the movie Post mortem, 2010, the epoch more violent of the same treated in Tony Manero, 2008, and finally the beginning of the end with this new full-lenght film.
The tape rolled with cameras of the epoch so that there fades away the line that separates the part of engraved fiction and the real images of file, takes us to the last wags of the tail of the Chilean dictatorship, when the diet saw the imperious need to be legitimized opposite to the international community and turned out to be forced to summon a plebiscite that would mean finally its fall, or at least, her beginning.
The protagonist of the movie, René (Gael García Bernal) is a publicist product of the epoch through that he has had him to live and of the capitalism imposed in the country. After an epoch in the exile in Mexico, it is presupposed that because of its parents, it has returned to Chile and works for a company of publicity.
As soon as the referendum was summoned a few time zones are established and a time of fifteen minutes for the options "IF" to the Pinochet continuity or of "NOT". In this point due to an old acquaintance, René turns into the maximum entrusted to design the advertizing campaign of "NOT", while its chief Luis Guzmán (Alfredo Castro), who looks like a defending road surface of the diet, will be the one that takes the campaign of "IF".
René's campaign, it is completely opposite to the one that the defenders of the dictatorship realize, already not only ideologically which is clear, but while these allude to the misery and the penury through that the country was living during the previous government and only they show gray images and of need, René develops a brilliant and optimistic campaign based on the happiness of the Chileans instead of in the terror. It even goes so far as to be invented that in the symbol of the campaign, an arcoíris, all the opposing parliamentary groups are represented, in order to convince the leaders of the same ones of the need for this form of publicity.
On the other hand, René has to fight also with one, we do not know very well if ex-woman or ex-couple Verónica (Antonia Zegers), much activist, who is detained often and the one that is always seen forced to extract of the jail, partly for love, so as I say already that we do not know very well the nature of its relation, and partly for the son that they have both in common but of whom our protagonist usually takes charge.
Also, the same way as the date of the referendum approaches, the threats or the attempts of intimidation take place about René and the group of in charge work of "NOT".
Finally, and since I believe that the whole world knows as it finishes the history or if only one did not finish with the dictatorship, in the last minutes we see as at first they tried to hide or distort the results of the referendum, which was giving a clear victory to the option of " not " or which was looking like some generals that they were giving of side Pinochet when its defeat was already sure when little earlier they were celebrating the victory still before knowing the results.
Finally, it is not a full-lenght film that it is worth seeing if it is about to know a little more the history of the end of one of the dictatorships that more victims has recovered in Latin America, in addition to showing us the important thing that has turned the publicity in politics and the damage or the right that can to be a campaign. One shows us as it is possible to sell an ideology, instead of using an anthem there is used a gingle that is more attractive for the majority, instead of showing the existing cruelty, there appears another face of the currency, the happiness of belonging to the Chilean village.
Also it introduces us in a social context in which it seems that the country is modernizing and opening to the world, the company for which René works does announcements of drinks of the style to the Coca-Cola and of microwave, an invention that has just come to the country and that has to all amazed. And it shows us also an ideological context where the opponents to the diet will be socialistic, social-democratic, etc, but never, never, they will be communist since it seems that there is a real "fear" of being called a communist and this is something that appellant uses of form in the tape and that will produce many and good moments of laughs.
I leave a tráiler to you:
Juan Matilla Varas
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