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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
Argentina is remembering the Nigh of the Pencils today, so I watched this movie. To a foreign person, this may only be the name of this movie or a catastrophe, but for any Argentinian, it's part of our soul, a part that we all are ashamed and we try day after day to prevent to happened again.
Argentina has a slogan for this event "Nunca mas" (Nevermore), and this movie reflects this event and most importantly, the environment this actions were taken and how did they suffer.
This movie is strong and cold, but show's the real experience of this event with a very smart cast, 7/10 but I will add +1 for being national.
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