Lima - Breaking the Silence

07/10/2002
  |  Buy to Own: 07/10/2002
  |  90 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
Lima - Breaking the Silence Film Poster

Synopsis

Fictionalised account of the 1996 siege at the Japanese embassy in Lima. Peruvian dissident Hector Carpa is spreading the word in New York about the injustices currently being practised by the government in his home country. He is placed under surveillance by the CIA, and the tapes recorded by agent Bruce Nelson are sent back to Peru, where they are used as evidence to convict Hector upon his return. When a group of armed revolutionaries later take control of the Japanese embassy in Peru, demanding the release of 400 political prisoners, it is perhaps Hector's only hope of ever enjoying freedom again.