The official international trailer for Chilean director and screenwriter Pablo Larrain’s new drama, ‘No,’ has been released. The film, which stars Gael Garcia Bernal, is this year’s official Chilean entry for the Chilean entry for the Academy Awards for best Foreign Language Film. ‘No’ is set to be theatrically released on February 15, 2013 in New York and Los Angeles.

‘No’ follows Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1988, as he’s forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency, after receiving international pressure. The country will vote yes or no to Pinochet extending his term for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the no side persuade Rene Saavedra (played by Bernal), a young advertising executive, to lead their campaign. Against all odds, with little resources and under scrutiny by the president’s people, Saavedra and his team develop a plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Watch the official trailer for ‘No’ below.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Gael Garcia Bernal Tries to Set Chile Free in Official No Trailer

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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