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Captive (2003)
"Cautiva" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  20 October 2005 (Argentina)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bárbara Lombardo ...
Cristina Quadri / Sofía Lombardi
Susana Campos ...
Elisa Dominich
Hugo Arana ...
Juez Barrenechea
Osvaldo Santoro ...
Pablo Quadri
Noemí Frenkel ...
Licenciada Bernstein
Lidia Catalano ...
Martha
Mercedes Funes ...
Angélica
Silvia Baylé ...
Adela de Quadri
Luis Gianneo ...
Doctor Gómez
Margara Alonso ...
Hermana Teresa
Roxana Berco ...
Ana
Marcela Ferradás ...
Profesora Lucrecia
Antonio Ugo ...
Jorge Macías, Tuco
Floria Bloise ...
Madre Superiora
César Bordón ...
Raúl
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Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything she once thought true, Cristina embarks on a journey to find her true identity. Meeting others like herself, the young girl soon discovers the real-life horrors of Argentina's relatively recent past and the nightmare that claimed tens of thousands of lives during the country's "dirty war." Written by Koch Lorber Films

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A statement at the end of the film reads "Those responsible, except for a few cases of house arrest, are free." On July 5, 2012, the first sentences for baby theft from political prisoners during the 1976-1983 "dirty war" were handed down. The longest went to former leader Jorge Videla, who was found criminally responsible for overseeing the systematic theft of babies, and given the maximum sentence of 50 years in prison. See more »

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Fascinating
21 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If anyone has seen La Historia Oficial, the description makes this film sound like it could basically be a sequel with regard to the issues it deals with. In that film, set during the period immediately following Argentina's dirty war, a mother must deal with the prospect that her 5-year-old adopted daughter's biological mother might have been a prisoner who did not consent to giving away her baby. In Cautiva, the daughter is 15 and must deal with the consequences of being such a child. Fascinating idea to show of the human repercussions of corruption and military government. Does anyone know if it will be released on DVD/video in the US? Please email me at uncute1585@aol.com if you have any information, it would be much appreciated.


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