‘No’ is a film that you should definitely say YES to

Gael Garcia Bernal fights to end General Pinochet's reign in 'No'
Gael Garcia Bernal fights to end General Pinochet’s reign in ‘No’

[rating=4]Starring:  Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, Jaime Vadell, Antonia Zegers and Pascal Montero
Writer(s):  Pedro Peirano (screenplay) from the play by Antonio Skarmeta
Director(s):  Pablo Larrain

In 1973, General Augosto Pinochet seized control of Chile in a coup d’etat and seven years later attempted to give his dictatorship a legal framework and a modicum of legitimacy through a 1980 plebiscite that put a new Constitution into effect.  There have been questions about the legitimacy of that vote ever since, but the new Constitution gave Pinochet eight years to rule before another plebiscite would be held.

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‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ is a beautifully told story that charts a young Che Guevara

I have to confess, I am not really familiar with Che Guevara, the famous and infamous revolutionary. What little I know about him is what’s detailed in this film, Motorcycle Diaries, a beautifully told story that charts a young Che Guevara and his friend, Alberto Granado, as they journey through several South American countries in the early 1950s.

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