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This films tells the true story of seven teenagers who agitated for reduced student bus fares under two different regimes in Argentina, with tragic results. At first succeeding under the ... See full summary »
Alejo García Pintos,
At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »
In the 70's, eighteen year-old Maria Fabiani lives with her French mother Diane in an old house in Buenos Aires, subletting rooms and giving classes to illiterate adults in the slums. One ... See full summary »
In 1920, some workers of Patagonia, grouped in anarchist and socialist societies, decide to make a strike demanding better working conditions. The situation becomes unsustainable and the government sends the order is restored.
Two masters of chess duel each other not only in their game but also in their different ideologies. The veteran Akiva is a Soviet Jew and ferocious Communist, master of his game but also ... See full summary »
In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »
Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »
A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things ... See full summary »
A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident. Because of a miscalculation the friend dies, but ... See full summary »
Julio De Grazia
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
The movie was released on 3 April 1985, the same day that the first judgments were made against the military men in Argentina. See more »
Time for bed, Gaby.
Just a little longer. One more story.
The one about the invisible paint? This paint makes things invisible. For instance, we paint your bed and it vanishes. Then mommy will think you're sleeping in mid-air.
Mommy, is she like Dolores? Is she your "divided" friend?
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Overcoming the banality of evil, corruption in adoption
La Historia Official is a well-made film about awakening from passive
complicity in evil, in this case, forced adoption. The Grandmothers of
the Plaza de Mayo were and are an inspiration to those who struggle to
uncover and resist abuses in adoption practices, be they the enslaved
Irish women of the Magdalen laundries or the many indigenous peoples
who had children forcibly removed from homes to be adopted by whites.
Most of adoption does not involve abduction, but to turn a blind eye to
the fact that it does exist, is to be passively complicit, as was the
protagonist in this film.
The scene in which the teacher realizes that tremendous evil has indeed
been perpetrated, and that she may very well be the beneficiary of such
evil, is staggering. Norma Aleandro is a talented enough actress that
we believe her initial rejection of this revelation, and her gradual
evolution from passive cohort to courageous seeker of the truth.
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