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The Official Story (1985)

La historia oficial (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 8 November 1985 (USA)
After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

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Roberto
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Alicia
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Ana
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Enrique
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Jose
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Sara
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Benitez
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Nata
Aníbal Morixe ...
Miller
Jorge Petraglia ...
Macci
Analia Castro ...
Gaby
Daniel Lago ...
Dante
Augusto Larreta ...
General
Laura Palmucci ...
Rosa
Leal Rey ...
Cura
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Storyline

Alicia Marnet de Ibáñez is a high school history professor and a well-to-do housewife in Buenos Aires, circa 1983, after the fall of the "junta militar" that had taken over the government since 1976. She has a husband, Roberto, who is a succesful lawyer and a five-year-old adopted daughter. Written by Miguel Cane

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A truth too frightening to ignore. See more »

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Drama | History | War

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Opening Weekend:

$29,426 (USA) (10 November 1985)

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$29,426 (USA) (10 November 1985)
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The song that Gaby sings is called "En el País de Nomeacuerdo", a famous childhood song from Argentina, composed by 'María Elena Walsh (I)'. See more »

Quotes

Benitez: [to Alicia in Classroom] Literature and History always meet.
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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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El pais del nome acuerdo
Written by María Elena Walsh
Sung by Analia Castro
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History is the memory of a society
12 June 2009 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

I am from another country and I know very well what happened in Argentina 30 years ago. My country as well suffered from a similar history, but, with one difference, you preferred remembering all this cruelty again and again and calling the responsibles for account, we, on the other hand, preferred just forgetting what happened.

There are no "Saturday Mothers" or Generals being tried in my country. What is more upsetting is that my country is on the brink of loosing its memory.

"History is the memory of a society." Mr. Puenzo, thank you for refreshing our memories. I wish the same for my country.


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