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Cautiva (2003)

Unrated | | Drama | 20 October 2005 (Argentina)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisa Dominich
Osvaldo Santoro ...
Pablo Quadri
Noemí Frenkel ...
Licenciada Bernstein
Mercedes Funes ...
Silvia Baylé ...
Adela de Quadri
Luis Gianneo ...
Doctor Gómez
Margara Alonso ...
Hermana Teresa
Roxana Berco ...
Marcela Ferradás ...
Profesora Lucrecia
Antonio Ugo ...
Jorge Macías, Tuco
Floria Bloise ...
Madre Superiora
César Bordón ...


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." 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 »

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"Captive" in your own life
15 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

This film tells of a young girl Cristina growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One day her life gets turned upside down when court officials escort her from her school and inform her that she is really Sofía Lombardi, daughter of activists who disappeared during the 70s. From there begins a journey of searching for information about her parents and discovering her true identity.

"Captive" complements the film "The Official Story" very well and emphasized the importance of historical memory, both for a country and for an individual. Cristina, like Alicia ("The Official Story"), is blissfully living in ignorance of the truth until someone else brings it to her attention. Both female characters are at first doubtful of the fact that so many people simply "disappeared". Their doubt then turns to belief and surprise that they didn't know earlier.

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