added: Mon, Feb 11th '13
The best thing about this film clip from "NO," the fact-based foreign docudrama starring Gael Garcia Bernal as an out-of-the-box thinking ad man whose job is to head a momentous voting campaign to overthrow Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, is not Bernal himself, but the retro-style television set behind him. If you watch closely, you'll get a quick glimpse of a rare (and very real) political commercial, featuring Superman star Christopher Reeve, alongside Jane Fonda and Richard Dreyfuss. The 80s Hollywood icons were apparently approached to participate in the history-making NO movement, which ultimately helped the people of Chile to defeat Pinochet's vile regime in the late 80s. The Pablo Larrain-directed film is nominated for this year's Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar, and it will open in New York and Los Angeles this Friday, February 15th.
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.
directed by Pablo Larrain
starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco, Marcial Tagle, Nastor Cantillana, Jaime Vadell, Pascal Montero
release date February 15, 2013 (NY, LA)