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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." 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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Powerful and Emotional
26 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 'Dirty War' in Argentina, and the disappearances of radicals that plagued that era, had long and lasting effects on the Argentinean people. In the tradition of 'La Historia Oficial', Cautiva follows one of the affected – in this case, a teenage girl who learns that she is not her parents' child, but in fact one of the disappeared children who was forcefully taken from her parents. The emotional trauma and the process of understanding, accepting, and internalizing this kind of massive shock is convincingly transmitted by the actors and the shooting style. The powerful emotional scenes are handled wonderfully by the Bárbara Lombardo in her debut role. This movie really knocks you for a loop, then knocks the wind out of you – really an emotional roller coaster. Excellent film, overall.


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