[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.