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Maria
Carlos Echevarría ...
Felix
Enrique Piñeyro ...
Tigre
Pablo Razuk ...
Tex
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Ana
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Diane
Paola Bechis ...
Gloria
Adrián Fondari ...
Rubio
Marcelo Chaparro ...
Turco
Miguel Oliveira ...
Nene
Ruy Krieger ...
Francisco
Marcos Montes ...
Víbora
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Hija de Tigre
Gonzalo Urtizberéa ...
Capellán militar
Roly Serrano ...
Escribano (as Rolly Serrano)
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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 of the tenants, Felix, has a non-corresponded crush on Maria. When the teenager is abducted in her house by the Argentinean army accused of subversion, her mother seeks her out in the 23rd Precinct where one of the military without uniform tells her that they are heading with Maria. While Diane desperately tries to find information about her daughter, Maria is submitted to torture in the hideous underground of the Garage Olimpo. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A disturbing but necessary experience. One of the movies of the season
21 March 2000 | by (Firenze, Italy) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure this movie will be released where you're reading this comment,but if it is, please,go and see it. you have to. Be prepared though: It's very intense and disturbing, and when it is over you will feel dirty, soiled,shocked. This is a film about Argentina under the Military regime of the late '70s. This is a movie about the desaparecidos, Argentinian citizens kidnapped from their homes from the police and the military,tortured and imprisoned to extort information from them and then, finally, killed, most of the times thrown in the ocean from a plane while doped. Their crime? Trying to fight this regime. The film is almost perfect:great screenplay,great cast,great direction. Essential viewing. For more than one reason. Rating:9


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