MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,856 this week

Imagining Argentina (2003)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 2,568 users   Metascore: 27/100
Reviews: 40 user | 19 critic | 4 from Metacritic.com

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.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 21 Nov 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 23 Dec 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 14 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Imagining Argentina (2003)

Imagining Argentina (2003) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Imagining Argentina.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Carrington (1995)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.

Director: Christopher Hampton
Stars: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington
Two Much (1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Brother Edgar is a generous entrepreneur of low quality socks who hides behind a self-bestowed cassock to avoid the low level corruption of local sheriffs. He has adopted Morales Pittman, ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Glimcher
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Antonio Banderas, Ellen Barkin
The Body (2001)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.

Director: Jonas McCord
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Eion Bailey, Alan Arkin
Judas Kiss (1998)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman and her lover, who has made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big time by kidnapping a computer company owner and demanding $4 million ransom. The two ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Carla Gugino
Bordertown (2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A journalist investigates a series of murders near American-owned factories on the border of Juarez and El Paso.

Director: Gregory Nava
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, Maya Zapata
The Song of Lunch (TV Movie 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A London publisher recounts a lunchtime reunion with a former lover, in poetic monologue.

Director: Niall MacCormick
Stars: Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Andi Soric
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Juan Miñón
Stars: Francisco Rabal, Antonio Banderas, Emma Suárez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Gerardo Vera
Stars: Ángela Molina, Antonio Banderas, Imanol Arias
El acto (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Héctor Fáver
Stars: Pedro Díez del Corral, Magüi Mira, Juanjo Puigcorbé
Terra Nova (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Calogero Salvo
Stars: Marisa Laurito, Antonio Banderas, Mimí Lazo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Eurydice
...
Orfeo / Enrico
Hector Bordoni ...
Pedro Augustín (as Héctor Bordoni)
...
Carlos Rueda
...
Cecilia Rueda
...
Esme Palomares (as Marí'a Canals)
...
Silvio Ayala
...
Teresa Rueda
Anthony Diaz-Perez ...
Policeman 1 (as Anthony Díaz Pérez)
...
Policeman 2
Carlos Kaniowsky ...
Rubén Mendoza (as Carlos Kaniowski)
Stella Maris ...
Concepta Madrid
Concha Hidalgo ...
Octavio Marquez's Grandmother
Ana Gracia ...
Hannah Masson
Horacio Obón ...
Victor Madrid
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An extraordinary story of love, compassion and danger.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/torture and brief language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 April 2004 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Aconteceu na Argentina  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Argentinian view
13 November 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

The first thing I'd like to say is I've been reading people's comments about this movie, and I'm really touched at how much people round the world know about the worst period in Argentinian history. As regards the movie itself, I wouldn't like to disrespect anyone, but I think it is a lousy portrayal of real events. I agree with someone that the title allows for the viewer to expect a free interpretation rather than an accurate historical account. I disagree with someone about the images of torture being too many and too cruel. I think they were too soft. I've seen at least twenty Argentinian movies dealing with this topic (actually, I'd say nine out of ten Argentinian movies have at least one referent to it). The point is, no one can make a movie about "El Proceso" but an Argentinian citizen. It's nothing to be proud of, but it's our burden. I didn't have anyone missing, but I grew up with this, and it'll never be over for us. I understand the good intentions of everyone involved in this movie, and I think it's important that people in other countries let the world find out what happened here, but if you really want to know, you should see local accounts, without fake accents (subtitles are not that bad once you get used to them). Oh, and just for the record, the oppressors were ten times more somber and disgusting than what the movie shows. Most of them still feel the same way about everything they did, and as someone said, justice in this country is a lost cause. I just pray it never happens again. Thanks for reading.


60 of 73 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Argentina chikiluna
I can't believe this IMDbaseFan
this is one of the most depressing story ive seen nopisin
This movie is a mess mayhem-9
song in the menu reds-8
Song in end credits KirstyMB
Discuss Imagining Argentina (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?