NN (90 minutes)
Viewer discretion advised; not recommended for minors.
Directed by Héctor Gálvez
In Spanish with English subtitles
NN offers a nuanced look at a country’s efforts, Perú, to come to terms with a dark chapter in its history: the civil war that took place from 1980-2000. A group of forensic anthropologists digs up the corpses of eight people who disappeared without a trace 20 years ago during a violent political period in Peru. Among them, they find a ninth unidentified corpse. The only thing that can lead to the identity of the man is the vague photo of a smiling girl found in his shirt’s pocket. Fidel, a thoughtful investigator fascinated by the case, struggles to maintain a scientific approach to his work when a lonely widow shows up convinced this NN (Non Nomine) is her disappeared husband. Should he conduct a thorough investigation that may leave the widow’s plea unanswered or grant her the closure she has been searching for decades?