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Night of the Pencils (1986)
"La noche de los lápices" (original title)

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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejo García Pintos ...
Pablo
Vita Escardó ...
Claudia
Pablo Novak ...
Horacio (as Pablo Novarro)
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Daniel
José María Monje ...
Panchito (as José Ma. Monje Berbel)
Pablo Machado ...
Claudio
Adriana Salonia ...
María Clara
David Gerber ...
Rusito
Marcelo Serre ...
Corchito
Walter Peña ...
Carozo Schunk
Daniel San Joaquín ...
Chirom
Demián Celentano ...
Diamanti
Mariana Cedon ...
Luisa Pisani (as Mariana Cedrón)
Diego Korol ...
Crivelli
Gustavo Tieffenberg ...
Delegado asamblea 1 (as Gustavo Tiffemberg)
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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 government of Isabel Peron, their protests draw hostile attention from the military regime that overthrows Peron. The ensuing crackdown on student social activists is demonstrated when police break up a school dance wielding swords on horseback. Later, six students are kidnapped in the middle of the night, and the police deceitfully claim ignorance about their whereabouts. Pablo (Alejo Garcia Pintos), a seventh member of the group is later arrested and learns that they have been brutally tortured by authorities. He survives to tell their story, but the six are never found, numbering among the hundreds of students who were kidnapped and are still missing. Written by nitorch

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Great movie of universal value
10 June 2002 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This movie is not for the faint hearted, but it's the most realistic one I have ever seen about the brutality of a military dictatorship. But what I like most is the description of the friendship of college students who, despite emprisonmente and tortures, keep their dignity and their desire to struggle jointly for a better world. A movie which should be watched by every apathic teenager - the shock may really make him/her mature his/her views and attitudes.


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