Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Chronicle of an Escape

Posted on

Chronicle of an Escape

Chronicle of an Escape

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
104 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/28/07
performer:
Nazareno Casero, Rodrigo De La Serna
director:
Adrian Caetano
distributor:
IFC First Take
author:
Adrian Caetano, Julian Loyola, Esteban Student
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Foreign Language

We gave it a B+

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+