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20 April 1991 (USA) See more »
Based on true events: a Paraguayan doctor and his family seek justice for his son, who was tortured to death by the dictatorial regime of Alfredo Stroessner. | Add synopsis »
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Anthony Hopkins ... Joel

Norma Aleandro ... Nidia

Fernanda Torres ... Dolly

Leonardo García Vale ... Joelito
Miah Michelle ... Analy
Ana Ofelia Murguía ... Dona Teresa
José Antonio Estrada ... Leandro

Rubén Blades ... Perrone

Sergio Bustamante ... Gomes
René Pereyra ... Pena
Claudia Guzmán ... Charo
Rufino Echegoyen ... Duarte
Salvador Sánchez ... Ramirez
Malena Doria ... Senora Ramirez
Gerardo Quiroz ... Ramirez's Son
Álvaro Carcaño ... Officer at Airport
Farnesio de Bernal ... Judge
Honorato Magaloni ... Mecical Director

Guillermo Ríos ... Antonio
Claudio Brook ... Robledo
Homero Garza ... Roadblock Officer
Alfredo Orta ... Officer
Justo Martínez ... Doctor Godoy
Martin Lassalle ... 1st Doctor
Fernando Moya ... 2nd Doctor
Fermín Zúñiga ... Man in Colonnade
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Kean ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Toledo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Carter 
Sergio Toledo 

Produced by
David Ball .... associate producer
Graham Benson .... executive producer
Colin Callender .... executive producer
Ann Skinner .... producer
Original Music by
John M. Keane 
Cinematography by
Rodolfo Sánchez 
Film Editing by
Laurence Méry-Clark 
Production Design by
Tim Hutchinson 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Holdich 
Christa von Humboldt 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miguel Lima .... first assistant director
Art Department
René Marquéz .... assistant property master
Larry Meritt .... logo designer
Sound Department
Rodney Glenn .... supervising sound editor
Location Management
Emilia Arau .... location manager
Transportation Department
Arturo Curiel .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Sally Jones .... script supervisor
Ana Rebuelta .... co-script supervisor
João Paulo Schlittler .... title designer

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100 min
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Did You Know?

Anthony Hopkins created such a hard time for director 'Sérgio Toledo' that, after the film was finished, Toledo decided to quit filmmaking, even though his first movie, Vera (1986/II), received great accolades in his country, Brazil. Toledo never set foot on a set again.See more »


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Based on a True Story, 22 April 2001
Author: jheaney from Rochester, NY

A doctor in Paraguay runs a clinic funded by sales of his artwork in America. While in America, he tries to expose the repressive Paraguayan regime. His obsession brings repercussions from the government against his family. Some movies based on true stories seem to over-dramatize events or relationships to convey their points. This movie suffers a bit from caricatures in the familial relationships, and it hurts the pacing in the beginning of the movie. That aside, after some slow development, the characters flesh out and the movie improves a great deal. Overall, a good movie

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