- 1 hr 50 min
No is a 2012 drama film from Chilean director Pablo Larraín. The movie stars Mexican actor Gael García Bernal. No was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards in 2013. The film tackles the topic of mainstream advertising strategy being used by politicians in their campaigns. The movie is darkly humorous at times using a smart, historically accurate perspective to convey the pitfalls of our modern political system. Bernal plays Rene, a well-known ad man in a late 1980's Chile. At that time, Chile was going through a fifteen-year span under a military dictatorship. Citizens were tasked with voting on whether the current dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, should remain at his post or if the country should hold a presidential election. Rene is hired to consult on how the pro-election campaign can utilize vague ideas and lighthearted concepts like "happiness" in their campaign.