“No” is a 2012 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Pablo Larraín. The film is based on the unpublished play “El Plebiscite”, written by Antonio Skármeta. Mexican actor Gael García Bernal plays René, an in-demand advertising man working in Chile in the late 1980s. The film captures the historical moment of advertising tactics in political campaigns as in the October 5, 1988 plebiscite, which was a national referendum held to determine whether Chile’s President, Augusto Pinochet, should extend his term for another eight years. The “No” side won with nearly 56% of the vote, thus ending his 16 1/2 years of dictatorial rule.
At the 85th Academy Awards the film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
In Spanish with English subtitles. Not IST Approved