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

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  20 September 2012 (Argentina)
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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
Mayana Neiva ...
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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$1,009,653 (estimated)

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$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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Sueños de juventud
Written by Enrique Santos Discépolo and Warner Chappell
Performed by Natalia Oreiro
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Growing up secretly in Argentina
21 October 2012 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Clandestine Childhood is a coming of age story with a difference. As the title suggests, it is growing up under secrecy. The film is set in 70's Argentina where the military junta rules the country and opposition groups are clandestinely active. We follow a 12 year old son of one of these revolutionary couples who is growing up under a cloud of secrecy to protect the identity of his parents. The boy is a normal child who wants to invite his friends home, have a girlfriend and all that but can not do so due to the risk of exposing his parents who are wanted by the military dictatorship.

The politics and the history, though ever present, are kept firmly in the background and the film focuses on the boy's story. The fact that the film is based partly on the director's own childhood, and specially knowing (as he told the audience after a screening) that his mother was one of the "disappeared" during that era, makes the film very poignant. An added bonus is the great music in the film.


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