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Chronicle of an EscapeChronicle of an Escape's premise may remind you of Sly Stallone's enjoyably preposterous 1981 soccer/incarceration flick, VictoryChronicle of an EscapeMystery and Thriller, Foreign LanguagePT104MUnratedChronicle of an Escape's premise may remind you of Sly Stallone's enjoyably preposterous 1981 soccer/incarceration flick, Victory2007-11-28IFC First Take
Chronicle of an Escape
B+

Chronicle of an Escape

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Foreign Language; Starring: Nazareno Casero, Rodrigo De La Serna; Director: Adrian Caetano; Author: Adrian Caetano, Julian Loyola, Esteban Student; Release Date Limited: 11/28/2007; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 104; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: IFC First Take

Chronicle of an Escape’s premise may remind you of Sly Stallone’s enjoyably preposterous 1981 soccer/incarceration flick, Victory, but this true-story-based movie scores in a different way. Set during the brutal rule of Argentina’s junta, the film tracks a young goalkeeper (Rodrigo de la Serna) as he is kidnapped and tortured by fascist goons before making a break for freedom. The result is blessed with great performances; director Israel Adrián Caetano lets events speak — and plead and weep — for themselves. B+

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