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Chronicle of an Escape (2007) 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… 2007-11-28 Unrated PT104M Foreign Language Mystery and Thriller Nazareno Casero Rodrigo De La Serna IFC First Take
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Chronicle of an Escape (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

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Chronicle of an Escape | CHRONICLE OF AN ESCAPE
CHRONICLE OF AN ESCAPE
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Nov 28, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 104 Minutes; Genres: Foreign Language, Mystery and Thriller; With: Nazareno Casero and Rodrigo De La Serna; 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+

Originally posted Nov 28, 2007 Published in issue #968 Dec 07, 2007 Order article reprints