The Circle 49
Måndag (Monday) 09 November, kl. 18:30, Blå Stället
Uruguay 2008 | Dokumentär | 95 min
Regi: José Pedro Charlo, Aldo Garay
Spanish | English
Dokumentären har vunnit pris på filmfestivaler i Spanien, Uruguay, Kuba och Italien. This is the story of Henry Engler, a medical student at the time that got involved in the MLN Tupamaros guerrilla movement, became one of its high-rank leaders (number two, according to the press of the time), was caught and spent 13 years in prison, 11 of them in complete isolation. In 1985 he was released among hundreds of political prisoners, self-exiled to Sweden where he could finish his studies and, amazingly enough, became a prominent neurologist, leading state-of-the-art research about Alzheimer disease. The character is amazing for himself, the filmmakers follow him in his comeback to Uruguay, his public appearances, his re-encounter with former militants of the movement, his re-visiting of the barracks where he was held prisoner. He tells us amazing stories about his life, his imprisonment, and specially his sheer fight with madness.