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7.7
/10
2,294 Ratings

No

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Chile, Mexico, 2012
Drama

Synopsis

In 1988, international pressure comes to bear on Chilean dictator Pinochet forcing him to call a referendum. The country will vote either yes or no on extending his rule for another eight years. Leaders of the “no” movement recruit Saavedra—a young advertising executive—to spearhead their campaign.

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No Directed by Pablo Larraín

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2012 | Winner: C.I.C.A.E. Award

Academy Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

This concern with the manipulation of political imagery culminates in the final film of the trilogy, No, a brilliantly incisive (and mostly true) satire… As in his previous films, politics becomes inseparable from performance, but No’s smeared imagery also signals the director’s distaste for Saavedra’s neoliberal ideology and shallow manipulations.
December 13, 2016
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There’s still evidence of the director’s darker notions about the power of artifice and the marketing of politics rumbling below No’s narrative, but the film is less angry than melancholic. It’s a note of restraint, a subtle shift in sensibilities for the director, and it echoes throughout Larraín’s latest and solidifies his stature as an artist of distinct moral and historical outrage.
July 16, 2013
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Larrain has created a seamless spectacle that washes over the viewer, making it extremely difficult to separate the real from the staged, or to actively analyze, shot for shot, what we’re seeing. And so No is both a crowd-pleasing, satisfying narrative entertainment and a highly sophisticated conceptual object — perhaps the ultimate Situationist movie.
May 23, 2013
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