No 001
1 Nomination
Year 2012
Director Pablo Larraín
Writer Pedro Peirano
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers
85th Academy Awards

No is a 2012 Chilean historical drama film directed by Pablo Larraín about an ad executive working to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. The film was Chile's official submission to the 85th Academy Awards, and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.



Military dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum to decide his permanence in power in 1988, the leaders of the opposition persuade a young daring advertising executive - René Saavedra - to head their campaign. With limited resources and under the constant scrutiny of the despot's watchmen, Saavedra and his team conceive of a bold plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.