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An extraordinary story of love, compassion and danger.
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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. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Irene Escolar ... Eurydice

Fernando Tielve ... Orfeo / Enrico
Hector Bordoni ... Pedro Augustín (as Héctor Bordoni)

Antonio Banderas ... Carlos Rueda

Emma Thompson ... Cecilia Rueda

Maria Canals-Barrera ... Esme Palomares (as Marí'a Canals)

Rubén Blades ... Silvio Ayala

Leticia Dolera ... Teresa Rueda
Anthony Diaz-Perez ... Policeman 1 (as Anthony Díaz Pérez)

Luis Antonio Ramos ... 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
Amparo Valle ... Julia Obregon's Mother
Cielo Verano ... Julia Obregon
María Nydia Ursi ... Plaza Mother 1 (as Maria Nydia Ursi)
Elvira Villarino ... Plaza Mother 2 (as Elvira Villariño)
Araceli Dvoskin ... Plaza Mother 3
Susana Salerno ... Plaza Mother 4
Anahí Martella ... Plaza Mother 5

Kuno Becker ... Gustavo Santos
Pochi Ducasse ... Church Mother 1
Alicia Palmes ... Church Mother 2
Liz Balut ... Church Mother 3
Teresa Mejias ... Nun 1
Carola Noriega ... Nun 2
Dan Trugman ... Lieutenant

Anton Lesser ... General Guzmán
Vanesa Vélez ... Tango Dancer 1
Andrés González ... Tango Dancer 2

John Wood ... Amos Sternberg

Claire Bloom ... Sara Sternberg
Marzenka Novak ... Sasha

Ernesto Hernández ... Duarte
Eusebio Lázaro ... Pereira
Vera Czemerinski ... Prisoner
Sara Fernández ... Marta (as Sara Fernandez)
María Borrego ... Nurse
Leonardo Azamor ... Prison Guard 1 (as Leo Azamor)
Rubén Laperuta ... Prison Guard 2
Mariana Seligmann ... Guzman's Daughter (as Mariana Seligman)
Alejandro Rivas ... Prince Prospero
Miguel Antón ... Children Theatre Players
Celia Arias ... Children Theatre Players
Ana Armas ... Children Theatre Players
Ana Paula Cidón ... Children Theatre Players
Paris Galindo ... Children Theatre Players
Marcos García Tizón ... Children Theatre Player
Javier García-Villaraco ... Children Theatre Player (as Javier García Villaraco)
Yaiza Garzón ... Children Theatre Player
Tania Tamara González ... Children Theatre Players
Eva Guitiérrez ... Children Theatre Player
Yamila Teresa Haro ... Children Theatre Player
Verónica Andrea Jiménez ... Children Theatre Player
Adaia López ... Children Theatre Players
Jesús Nebreda ... Children Theatre Players
Beatriz Rastrollo ... Children Theatre Players
Ana Senso ... Children Theatre Player
David Velduque ... Children Theatre Players
José Glusman ... Avrom Sternberg
Deborah Kors ... Señora Madrigal (as Debora Kors)
Débora Cuenca ... Girl 1 (as Debora Cuenca)
Camila Walker ... Girl 2
Martina Sasso ... Girl 3
Camila Sasso ... Girl 4
Sofía Briano ... Girl 5
Noelia Escobonson ... Girl 6
Denise Aristimuño ... Girl 7
Florencia Quiroles ... Girl 8
Eliana González ... Girl 9
Gonzalo San Martín ... Interrogation Officer
Alejandro Ares ... Diego Souza
Abian Vainstein ... Ernesto Souza
Héctor Malamud ... Stallholder
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bendito ... Prision Guard 3 (uncredited)
Roque Favale ... Soldado 1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Christopher Hampton 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence Thornton (novel)

Christopher Hampton (writer)

Produced by
José María Cunillés .... co-producer
Kirk D'Amico .... executive producer
Lourdes Diaz .... co-executive producer (as Lourdes Díaz)
José Luis Escolar .... line producer
Lucas Foster .... co-executive producer
Diane Isaacs .... producer (as Diane Sillan Isaacs)
Geoffrey C. Lands .... producer
Elizabeth Mitchell .... associate producer
Isabel Mulá .... co-producer
Raúl Outeda .... producer: Argentina
Michael Peyser .... producer
Santiago Pozo .... producer
Deborah Reissman .... associate producer
Jordi Ros .... co-executive producer
Philip von Alvensleben .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
George Fenton 
 
Cinematography by
Guillermo Navarro (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Akers 
 
Casting by
Janey Fothergill 
 
Production Design by
Bárbara Pérez-Solero  (as Bárbara Pérez Solero)
 
Costume Design by
Bina Daigeler  (as Sabina Daigeler)
 
Makeup Department
Manolo García .... hair stylist (as Manuel García)
Pepito Juez .... additional makeup artist: Spain (as José Juez Daganzo)
Ana Lozano .... makeup department head
Carolina López .... assistant makeup artist: Spain
Nancy Marignac .... assistant hair stylist: Argentina
Concha Martí .... additional makeup artist: Spain
Ana Mele .... assistant makeup artist: Argentina
Pablo Morillas .... assistant hair stylist: Spain
María Elena Pérez .... additional makeup artist: Spain (as María Elena Pérez Artiles)
Morag Ross .... makeup artist: Ms. Thompson
Nena Smarz .... makeup artist: Mr. Banderas (as Magdalena Smarz O'Carroll)
Sabine Ulrich-Fury .... assistant makeup artist: Spain
 
Production Management
Polly Duval .... post-production supervisor
Patricia Nieto .... unit production manager: Spain
Jonathan Perel .... unit production manager: Argentina
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Arribas de la Cruz .... second assistant director: Spain
Cecilia Atán .... third assistant director: Argentina (as María Cecilia Atán)
Yvette Gurza .... second assistant director
Jesús Liedo .... third assistant director: Spain
Diego Nuñez .... third assistant director: Argentina (as Diego Núñez)
Batan Silva .... first assistant director (as Sebastián Silva)
María Álvarez .... second assistant director: Argentina
 
Art Department
Fernanda Abadía .... scenic painter: Argentina
Lorena Acin .... scenic painter: Argentina
Betina Andreose .... art production assistant: Argentina
Quique Calissano .... on-set props: Argentina
Silvina Carballo .... set dresser: Argentina
María Yolanda Casado .... scenic artist: Spain
José Cañaveras .... carpenter: Spain
Carlos Cobo .... carpenter: Spain
Federico del Cerro .... stand-by props: Spain
Pedro Díaz .... painter: Spain
Salustiano Díaz .... carpenter: Spain
Ángel Díaz .... carpenter: Spain
Alejandro Fernández .... art director: Spain
Faustino Fernández .... carpenter: Spain
John Greaves .... storyboard artist
Carolina Hernández .... art production assistant: Spain
Francisco Iglesias .... greensman: Spain
Lucia Leschinsky .... art production assistant: Argentina (as Lucía Leschinsky)
Martín Libert .... assistant lead man: Argentina
Roberto Marchetti .... propman: Spain
Pablo Martínez .... propman: Spain
Rudy Mercado .... scenic artist: Spain (as Rudolph James Mercado)
Leandro Muslera .... propman: Spain
Laura Musso .... set dresser: Spain
José David Muñoz .... propman: Spain
José R. Muñoz .... painter: Spain
Graciela Oderigo .... art director: Argentina (as Coca Oderigo)
Pilar Ordovás .... set dressing buyer: Spain
José M. Palomares .... painter: Spain
Julio Pascoli .... construction manager: Argentina
Sergio Pascoli .... construction manager: Argentina
María Inés Passalacqua .... art apprentice: Argentina
Pilar Peredo .... assistant set dresser: Argentina
Juan Manuel Puerto .... construction manager: Spain (as Juan Puerto)
Fernando Rodríguez .... assistant on-set props: Argentina
Micaela Saiegh .... property master: Argentina
José M. Serrano .... set dressing buyer: Spain (as José Mariano Serrano)
Ramiro Starosta .... lead man: Argentina
María Eugenia Sueiro .... assistant art director: Argentina
Juan Antonio Torrijos .... stand-by props: Spain
 
Sound Department
Jason Adams .... foley editor
Federico Billordo .... additional recording engineer
Andre Champagne .... sound re-recording mixer: theatrical trailer
Stan Fiferman .... foley artist
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Diane Greaves .... foley artist
Jaime Guijarro .... sound apprentice: Spain
Leon Horrocks .... assistant sound editor
Craig Irving .... re-recording mixer
Tom Jenkins .... sound: ProTools
Mark Lafbery .... foley mixer
Christopher Lloyd .... dialogue editor (as Chris Lloyd)
Dennis McTaggart .... supervising sound editor
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Alan Paley .... adr editor
Steve Price .... sound engineer
Sebastián Sonzogni .... sound cable man
Christopher Wilson .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (as Chris Wilson)
Steve Yeaman .... trailer sound designer
 
Special Effects by
David Campos .... special effects: Spain
Pau Costa .... special effects: Spain
Federico Cueva .... special effects coordinator (Argentina)
Joaquín Doeado .... special effects: Spain
Javier H. Moneo .... special effects: Spain
Julio Navarro .... special effects: Spain
Raúl Romanillos .... special effects: Spain
 
Visual Effects by
Sule Bryan .... visual effects artist (as Sule Bryan-Hurst)
Andy Burrow .... digital lab
Sarah Coatts .... visual effects producer: main title sequence: yU+co.
Kate Cuffin .... visual effects artist
Ian Fellows .... visual effects artist
David Fish .... visual effects artist
Adam Glasman .... digital grader
Jan Hogevold .... visual effects producer: Framestore CFC
Alasdair MacCuish .... digital lab
Scott Marriott .... visual effects artist (as Scott Marriot)
Helen Nesbitt .... visual effects artist
Tom Partridge .... visual effects editor
Alex Payman .... visual effects artist
John Sharp .... visual effects artist
Maria Stroka .... digital lab
Steve Tizzard .... visual effects artist
Gavin Toomey .... visual effects supervisor
Sophia Tufail .... visual effects artist
Victor Wade .... digital compositor
Rachel Ward .... visual effects artist
Corrina Wilson .... visual effects artist
Christine Wong .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Federico Cueva .... stunt coordinator: Argentina
Pedro Fraile .... stunt player: Spain
Pedro García García .... stunt player: Spain (as Pedro García)
María José García .... stunt player: Spain
Natalia Guijarro .... stunt player: Spain
Luis M. Gutiérrez Santos .... stunt player: Spain (as Luis Manuel Gutiérrez)
Ángel Gómez Fernández .... stunt player: Spain (as Ángel Gómez)
William Hobbs .... fight coordinator
Fernando Millán .... stunt player: Spain
Álvaro Quiroga .... stunt coordinator: Spain
Francisco Serrano .... stunt player: Spain
Manuel Valle .... stunt double
Camilo Vila Novoa .... stunt player: Spain (as Camilo Vila)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Horacio Acevedo .... rigger: Argentina
Julio Aranda .... electrician: Argentina
Sebastián Arzeno .... camera loader: Argentina
Miguel Ángel Bardavio .... second assistant camera: Spain (as Miguel Ángel Bardavío)
Roberto 'Tito' Blasini .... first assistant camera (as Roberto Blasini)
Eduardo Broman .... rigger: Argentina
Gustavo Canales .... electrician: Spain
Marcelo Cortéz .... rigger: Argentina
Gontzal Domingo .... video assist operator: Spain
Jill Furmanovsky .... still photographer
José Antonio García Merelo .... electrician: Spain (as José Antonio García)
Carlos Giani .... best boy electric: Argentina
Germán González .... generator operator: Argentina
Daniel Guirles .... electrician: Spain (as Daniel Guirlés)
Daniel Hermo .... electrician: Argentina
Leonardo Hermo .... camera production assistant: Argentina
José Manuel Herrero .... underwater camera operator
Edgardo Ibarra .... electrician
Teresa Isasi .... still photographer: Spain
Timothy James Kane .... first assistant camera: Spain (as Timothy Kane)
Luis Lattanzi .... video assist operator: Argentina
Joaquín Manchado .... Steadicam operator
Joaquín Manchado .... camera operator
Raúl Manchado .... second assistant camera: Spain
Alejandro Manocchio .... best boy grip: Argentina
Ezequiel Mansilla .... company grip: Argentina
Marcela Martínez .... assistant camera
Carlos Miguel .... key grip
Roberto Miguel .... second assistant camera: Spain
José Luis Molero .... grip: Spain
Jorge 'Quito' Molina .... gaffer: Argentina
Jorge Navarro .... camera apprentice: Spain
Guillermo Nespolo .... key grip: Argentina (as Guillermo Néspolo)
Alejandro Pereda .... company grip: Argentina
Óscar Pérez .... electrician: Spain
Pablo Riobo .... electrician: Argentina
Carlos Ritter .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Argentina
Demián Rodenstein .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Argentina
Ricardo Rodríguez .... gaffer
Ricardo Rodríguez .... gaffer: Spain
Ramiro Sabell .... first assistant camera: Spain
Adrián Sánchez .... electrician: Argentina
Juan Ángel Urrozola .... still photographer: Argentina
Fernando Vázquez .... rigger: Argentina
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... voice casting
Cecilia Bayonas .... casting director: Spain
Brendan Donnison .... voice casting
Pablo Pérez Giménez .... extras casting: Argentina
Manuel Sabio .... casting assistant: Spain
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Javier Aranda .... additional wardrobe: Spain (as Francisco Javier Aranda)
María Christina Astudillo .... seamstress: Argentina
Ana Cuerda .... wardrobe supervisor
Carla Danio .... wardrobe assistant: Argentina
María Ángeles Gil .... additional wardrobe: Spain (as María Ángeles Gil Villa)
Myriam Ibáñez .... wardrobe assistant: Spain
Sonia Isla .... wardrobe assistant: Spain
Ruth Llera .... additional wardrobe: Spain
Ana López .... key wardrobe assistant
María Manchado .... additional wardrobe: Spain (as María Manchado Ortega)
Mary Matthews .... costume supervisor (as Mary Matthews-Smith)
Gabriela Minzi .... seamstress: Argentina
Teresa Mora .... additional wardrobe: Spain
Roberta Pesci .... wardrobe assistant: Argentina
 
Editorial Department
Gilbert Carreras .... film color timer
Alec Gibson .... color timer
Adam Glasman .... digital film grader
Guillermo Grillo .... assistant editor: Argentina
Sacha Guttenstein .... post-production coordinator
Keith Mason .... first assistant editor
Daniel Mayoral .... film editing apprentice: Spain
Paul Newson .... additional assistant editor
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
Pablo Zumárraga .... assistant editor: Spain
 
Location Management
Nicolás Goldar Parodi .... key location assistant: Argentina (as Nicolás Parodi)
Marcos Hernández .... key location assistant: Argentina
Joaquina Llambias .... location apprentice: Argentina
Ignacio Lozano .... assistant location manager: Spain
Alberto Poveda .... location manager: Spain
Sebastian Torrella .... location manager: Argentina
 
Music Department
Geoff Alexander .... orchestrator (as Geoffrey Alexander)
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Rachel Bolt .... viola
Wagner Fulco .... musician
Stefan Girardet .... music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... musicians contractor
Nicole Jacob .... music coordinator
Tom Jenkins .... pro tools operator
David Lawson .... music programmer
Christopher Lloyd .... music editor (as Chris Lloyd)
Steve Price .... music recording engineer
Bill Silcock .... music preparation
Graham Sutton .... music editor
Christopher Violette .... executive in charge of music: Myriad Pictures
Bruce White .... viola
 
Transportation Department
Mariano Avellaneda .... transportation captain: Argentina
Manuel Barquilla .... production driver: Spain
Federico Brizzio .... transportation assistant: Argentina
Félix Buenate .... production driver: Spain
Marcelo Dujovne .... transportation production assistant: Argentina
Francisco Díaz .... production driver: Spain
Florentino Fernández .... production driver: Spain
Juan Fernández .... production driver: Almería
Pedro Hidalgo .... production driver: Spain
Roberto Holgado .... production driver: Spain
Fernando Hurtado .... production driver: Spain
Justo López .... production driver: Spain
Carlos Mas .... production driver: Spain
Olivia Sanz .... production driver: Spain
Miguel Sánchez Busto .... production driver coordinator (as Miguel Sánchez)
Juan Tabernero .... production driver: Spain (as Juan Taberner)
Manuel Torres .... production driver: Spain
 
Other crew
Basem Al Bacha .... production assistant: Spain
Pablo Anzoátegui .... production assistant: Argentina
Eduardo Bonfiglio .... caterer: Argentina
Lucero Bruschtein .... set apprentice: Argentina
Claudia Casillas .... assistant: Mr. Pozo
Chris Curling .... production consultant
Gabriel Decia .... assistant accountant: Argentina
Mónica Derrudi .... assistant accountant: Argentina
Diana Dill .... script supervisor
Walter Donado .... animal wrangler: Zoo Films
Paul Dray .... laboratory liaison: Deluxe
Eduardo Feller .... behind-the-scenes: Argentina (as Eduardo Féller)
Raquel Flotta .... unit publicist: Argentina, Sol Comunicaciones
Antonio García .... production accountant: Spain
Carla Genoud .... production apprentice: Argentina
Brian Gibbs .... production accountant
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant: Post-Sums Ltd.
Stuart Hopps .... choreographer
Graciela Isaia .... translator: Argentina
Antonia Juanes .... assistant production coordinator: Spain
Graciana Koler .... production apprentice: Argentina
Margaret Kramer .... unit publicist: Spain
Dinah Lary .... assistant: Mr. Banderas
Juan Pablo Lasserre .... production coordinator: Argentina
David Lawson .... programmer
Marcos Maffulli .... set security: Argentina (as Marcos Mafulli)
Brian Malfatti .... second location assistant: Argentina
Stella Maris .... assistant: Mr. Hampton
Elena Moreno .... production assistant: Spain
Chevi Muraday .... choreographer
Natalia Mussolana .... assistant production coordinator: Argentina
Ángela Nieto .... production assistant: Spain
David Olivares .... office runner: Spain
Raúl Outeda .... producer: Argentina
Billy Parks .... assistant: Mr. Foster
Félix Marín Pérez .... caterer: Almería
Martin Rago .... set production assistant: Argentina (as Martín Rago)
J.C. Rappaport .... assistant: Mr. D'Amico (as JC Rappaport)
Diego Rodríguez .... production assistant: Spain
Cristina Rota .... children's theater director
Alejandro Ruax .... second location assistant: Argentina
Ana Belén Soto .... production secretary: Spain
Gutierrez Hachard Tomas .... production assistant: Argentina (as Tomás Gutiérrez)
Graciela Torres .... production accountant: Argentina
Garson Yu .... title designer
Pola Zito .... production assistant: Argentina (as Paula Zito)
 
Thanks
Víctor Albarrán .... special thanks
Benjamín Fernández .... thanks
Claire Simpson .... thanks
 

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Rated R for violence/torture and brief language
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107 min
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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 »
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Anachronisms: When Cecilia is seen by Carlos in the roof of "Casa Rosada", there is a modern surveillance camera near the characters. Those cameras were not available in 1976.See more »

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61 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
An Argentinian view, 13 November 2005
Author: rainstorm79-1 from Argentina

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.

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