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+
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Foreign Language; Starring: Nazareno Casero, Rodrigo De La Serna; Director: Adrian Caetano; Author: Adrian Caetano, Julian Loyola, Esteban Student; Runtime (in minutes): 104; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: IFC First Take
Posted November 28 2007 — 12:00 AM EST
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