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 ...
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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
A statement at the end of the film reads "Those responsible, except for a few cases of house arrest, are free." This changed on July 5, 2012, when 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 »
A powerful portrait of a teen girl seeking her true identity amidst the damage caused by the Argentinian military junta
This film hearkens back to the magnificent The Official Story, and it helps form a body of work for humanity that might be filed under the "never forget" category. Artistically, it's not a mature work, and is imperfect. Emotionally, it is wrenching. The brief mentions of American training and support of the brutal Argentinian military junta, were uncomfortable; they raised feelings about how much damage this country has aided and abetted in recent years. There's a note at the end that explains that the criminals responsible for "the disappeared," and the damaged children at the heart of the movie, have never been brought to justice. Well, here too. The people responsible for overthrowing Allende, for carpet bombing in Vietnam, for destabilizing and supporting the contras in Nicaragua, and on and on, are still invited to the White House for state dinners.
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