"Augusto Pinochet died four years ago absolutely free with $30 million in his bank account. Three thousand people have disappeared. We don't know where they are. All the people who killed them, and disappeared them, are free. If someone thinks that it's finished, I tell you, I don't think so," Larrain said.
But the movie isn't about the political events, rather they form the backdrop against which Larrain tells the story of two outsiders, completely extraneous to history, whose story unfolds amid the violence.