A downbeat imprisonment arises with physical abuse and cruel violence against three Tupamaros inmates . Tupamaros, also known as the MLN-T (Movimiento de Liberación Nacional-Tupamaros or Tupamaros National Liberation Movement), was a left-wing urban guerrilla group in Uruguay in the 1960s and 1970s. The Tupamaros formed in this time of instability, as a youthful group of students and professionals with terrorist purports . They attracted trade union members, students, and people of poor socioeconomic status from rural areas 1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we can't kill them, let's drive them mad." The three men (Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort ) will remain in solitary confinement for twelve years. Among them José Mujica (Antonio de la Torre) , who later became president of Uruguay, was also a member .
This film La noche de 12 años (2018) based on true story concerns about a group of Tupamaros are locked in several different jails , it turns into fascist situations when the jailers employ drastic tortures and pains including crude punishment , physical abuse , panic attack and brutal violence. Wrenching, documentary- like account of prisoners suffering terrible and cruel tortures . And sadly showing quite a few amoral roles , corruption , badness and despicable acts of pure evil carried out by some wardens . Graphic and depressing, including violent and disagreeable scenes. It is not for all tastes, but nonetheless well , but slowly , done.The movie contains a thoughtful plot with emotion , psychological studio and lots of physical violence . Although it is quite interesting, however, packing some tiring moments and and results to be very claustrophobic. The picture is rated ¨R¨, because of it displays strong scenes with punching , kicking , strong tortures , male nudity, grisly killing and profanities. Casting is frankly excellent with special mention for the trio protagonist . Antonio De la Torre gives a magnificent acting as José Mugica , Uruguay's future President . He is an excellent actor, known for Balada triste de trompeta (2010), La isla mínima (2014) and Caníbal (201 and being a Goya winner . At the beginning his career he worked many years as a sports journalist in Canal Sur. Turning a fine actor thanks to study with Cristina Rota actor's studio . He even gained 33 kilos to play the role of Enrique in Gordos (2009) . He is very well accompanied by Chino Darín, and Alfonso Tort who give fabulous interpretation . It displays a pounding as well as stirring musical score by Federico Jusid . And an adequate and evocative Cinematography by Carlos Catalán , shot on several locations in Madrid , Pamplona, Navarra, Spain and Montevideo, Uruguay . The motion picture ¨ A Twelve-Year Night¨ (World-wide, English title) was professionally directed by Álvaro Brechner . Alvaro was born in 1976 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a nice filmmaker , producer and writer, known for Mal día para pescar (2009), Kaplan (2014) and this La noche de 12 años (2018). The film won a lot of awards and nominations such as Havana Film Festival 2018 Winner Asociación Cubana de Prensa Cinematográfica Best Film . International Crime and Punishment Film Festival 2018 Winner International Golden Scale Award . Resistance International Film Festival 2018 Winner Best Director Álvaro Brechner . Uruguayan Film Critics Association 2018 Winner UFCA Award Best Film , Álvaro Brechner , Best Uruguayan Film , Best Actor Alfonso Tort , Best Actress Mirella Pascual , Best Music Federico Jusid , Best Editing Nacho Ruiz Capillas .Huelva Latin American Film Festival 2018 , Winner Silver Colon Best Director Álvaro Brechner , Best Actor Alfonso Tort , Best Technical and Artistic Contribution Álvaro Brechner , Winner León Ortega Award Best Cinematography Carlos Catalán , among others .
Adding some remarks about the tumultuous existence of this terrorist organization : The Tupamaros peaked as a guerrilla group in 1970 and 1971. The MLN-T is inextricably linked to its most important leader, Raúl Sendic, and his brand of social politics. During this period they made liberal use of their Cárcel del Pueblo (or People's Prison) where they held those that they kidnapped and interrogated them, before making the results of these interviews public. A number of these hostages was later ransomed for considerable sums of money, including the Brazilian Consul in Montevideo, Aloysio Dias Gomide . In September 1971 over 100 imprisoned Tupamaros escaped the Punta Carretas prison by digging a hole across their cells and then a tunnel that led from the floor of one ground-level cell to the living room of a nearby home. As a result of this, the government summoned the military to prepare a counter-insurgency campaign to suppress the MLN.Nonetheless, in 1972 the group was quickly crippled by a series of events. First, it had started to engage in political violence since 1970, a choice that weakened its popular support. Second, the group responded to the assassination and/or disappearance of four Tupamaros on the part of illegal parapolice squads with a wave of high-profile assassinations that concentrated political opposition against them. Later on, the MLN directly attacked the military and killed a number of soldiers. The army's response was swift; it included the heavy use of torture and the flipping of high-ranking Tupamaros, including Héctor Amodio Pérez, towards collaborating with them .The Tupamaro movement was named after the revolutionary Túpac Amaru II, who in 1780 led a major indigenous revolt against the Viceroyalty of Peru. Its origins lie in the union between the Movimiento de Apoyo al Campesino (Peasant Support Movement), members of trade unions founded by Sendic in poverty-stricken rural zones, and radicalized cells of the Socialist Party of Uruguay. The Tupamaros collapsed in mid-1972, with the army killing many of them and capturing a majority of the rest. Shortly after defeating the MLN the military successively confronted the independence of the judiciary in October 1972, of the civilian executive branch in February 1973, and lastly the independence of the parliament in June 1973. On this latter occasion, it completed its coup d'état by deploying armored vehicles in the capital and shutting down the legislative branch by request of the Uruguayan President. Nine Tupamaros were specially chosen to remain in squalid conditions, including Sendic, Fernández Huidobro, José Mujica, Henry Engler, and Mauricio Rosencof. They remained there until the restoration of liberal democracy in Uruguay in 1985. During the intervening years, the military regime killed and "disappeared" additional numbers of people, focusing particularly on the Communist Party of Uruguay.The dictatorship in Uruguay ended in 1984 when democratic elections were held and under Julio María Sanguinetti, the new president, amnesty was granted to the Tupamaros. The Tupamaros were released from prison after over a decade and they joined together in representing the Frente Amplio coalition party. In 2004, Tabaré Vásquez was the first to become president on the "Frente Amplio" ticket.