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The filming of the movie began in 1983, the same year that the military dictatorship ended in Argentina. The filming was cancelled due to the threats received by the director, actors and particularly to Analia Castro's family. It was announced that filming was cancelled, but production continued in secret until 1985.
The first ever film from Argentina to win an Academy Award. This was for Best Foreign Language Film.
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This movie won the Oscar in March 24, 1986. Ten years prior, in March 24, 1976, began the military dictatorship -also knows as "The Dirty War" in Argentina- which lasted until 1983.
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Argentina's second film to win the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in 1986.
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The movie was released on 3 April 1985, the same day that the first judgments were made against the military men in Argentina.
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The house where Alicia, Roberto and Gaby live is actually the house of the director, Luis Puenzo.
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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)'.
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Award: Best Film Award (Cartagena Film Festival, 1985).
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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