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Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller about a man with the power to see the fate of missing people - with the exception of his own beloved wife.

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Hector Bordoni ...
Pedro Augustín (as Héctor Bordoni)
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Carlos Rueda
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Cecilia Rueda
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Esme Palomares (as Marí'a Canals)
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Silvio Ayala
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Teresa Rueda
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Rubén Mendoza (as Carlos Kaniowski)
Stella Maris ...
Concepta Madrid
Concha Hidalgo ...
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Hannah Masson
Horacio Obón ...
Victor Madrid
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Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller about a man with the power to see the fate of missing people - with the exception of his own beloved wife.

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An extraordinary story of love, compassion and danger.


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Rated R for violence/torture and brief language | See all certifications »
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16 April 2004 (Spain)  »

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Aconteceu na Argentina  »

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When it became clear that two additional scenes would help the script, a) the quarrel about whether Cecilia should publish her article and b) the flashback scene why the Cecilia and Carlos got married, there was a little competition going on between 'Christopher Hampton' and 'Emma Thompson', who both wrote their versions of those scenes. Emma Thompson's version of the flashback scene finally was agreed on. See more »

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highly recommended movie
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based on real events - the military dictatorship in Argentina during 1976 - 83. touching story and fine acting overall.

you will see antonio banderas in a kind of role that he has never acted in before and he has come up trumps.

the director has succeeded in portraying the shocking situation in argentina during that period, without being overly visual. the psychic quality of antonio banderas is quite believable and i am sure everybody has heard of such individuals even though they are rare.

i recommend this movie to all movie buffs who love good drama and one that is a bit different from mainstream cinema. and such movies try and ensure that the darkest hours in history won't be forgotten that easily.


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