Opération Libertad

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In this tense political thriller, a revolutionary group takes on the Swiss banking system to avenge injustices inflicted on Latin America by colonial powers. In April 1978, members of "Groupe Autonome Révolutionnaire" (GAR) rob a major bank in Zurich with the aim of bringing to light the covert ties between the Swiss financial system and dictatorships in Latin American. Wanting to secure concrete evidence, they film the entire operation. Although the bank director confesses to GAR, the Paraguayan mediator refuses to cooperate, confronting the members of GAR with difficult issues: Should they liquidate this lieutenant-colonel of the dictatorial regime's secret service? Or take him as a hostage? "'Man Bites Dog' meets the 'Baader Meinhof Complex'." (Screen)