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Garage Olimpo (1999)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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What a terrific piece of work.

I watched this absolutely gruesome film sixteen years ago now and I still remember it. I know that there were many films made about Chilia and Argentina dictatorship regimes, but unfortunately most of them did not reach France. Only a batch were available. This one is far better than COLONIA, speaking of Chilia and made for wide audiences, with the happy end which silly sissies crave for. I don't. How can you forget those unbearable scenes of torture whilst torturers' colleagues play ping pong in the backyard?...Of course this film, GARAGE OLIMPO is not destined for wide audiences, not for the squeamish.

If you have not seen it yet, run for it. It is available on DVD.


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