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Clandestine Childhood (2011)
"Infancia clandestina" (original title)

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Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only ... See full summary »

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Cristina alias Charo
Ernesto Alterio ...
Uncle Beto
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Horacio alias Daniel
Cristina Banegas ...
Grandmother Amalia
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Juan alias Ernesto Estrada
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Carmen
Douglas Simon ...
Gregorio
Violeta Palukas ...
María
Candelaria Irigoyen ...
Victoria
Lucas García ...
Felipe
Lucas Zenone ...
Esteban
Dylan Ezequiel Rodríguez ...
Sergio
Rodrigo Romero Odriozola ...
Claudio
Florencia Camila Pagliaroli ...
Natalia
Catalina Schneider ...
Paola
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Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of 1979, this film is "one about love". Written by Historias Cinematográficas

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20 September 2012 (Argentina)  »

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Clandestine Childhood  »

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$1,009,653 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$880 (USA) (8 February 2013)

Gross:

$9,017 (USA) (8 February 2013)
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The official entry of Argentina to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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Living de trincheras
Written by Ricardo Mollo and Diego Arnedo
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To be a child of the revolutioners must be hard.
25 March 2014 | by (Somewhere) – See all my reviews

This was the Argentina's submission for last year's American Academy Awards and failed to make into the final five. But it was a clean sweep in Argentinian Academy Awards in the same year. Forget that past sad occurrence, I mean the Oscars, this movie was great and I liked it very much. After a very long gap I saw an Argentinian movie reckoning to be a good and it was. I am satisfied and glad I saw it which was loosely based on the director's real life story when he was a child.

This story was told from the perspective of a kid called Juan. His parents are the activists during the Cold War known as the Dirty War. After their return to the home country with different names, Juan joins the school known as Ernesto. He finds hard to understand his parents' behaviour, but comfortably settles with his new fake name with a little help from his uncle. The problem arises when his true identity matters the most. Whether he reveals or not is the crux of the movie's end.

In my recent watch I had seen the people who struggle while protesting in a country's revolution. It might be based on real like 'NO' or fictional like 'Night Train to Lisbon', but majority of them end in heartbreak tragedy. Similarly, this movie opened its account in a simple manner like most of the drama that based on the revolution theme. Yes, of course it confuses at first about what's going on then slowly explain the situation. But all the difference and racy pace emerge suddenly in the last quarter of the movie. Till then I was in the movie trying to concentrate, but then instantly put me on the edge of my seat with cute romance and followed by thriller. That, the end portion of the story of last 10-15 minutes took the movie to the heights.

Yes, like I said the movie kicks off with a slow and boring pace with nothing much to enjoy earlier and ends in a style. Some movies are largely depends on the story's end solution and so this. To me it looked fine movie, different people will have different opinions, so watch it by yourself and express yours.


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