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Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number (1983)

A well respected journalist in Buenos Aires, the editor of the major newspaper La Opinión, is kidnapped by the military for publishing articles critical of their terrorist tactics.

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Linda Yellen

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Jonathan Platnick (screenplay), Jonathan Platnick (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Roy Scheider ... Jacobo Timerman
Liv Ullmann ... Mrs. Jacobo Timerman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trini Alvarado
Roy Brocksmith
Joe Costa Joe Costa ... (as Joseph M. Costa)
David Cryer David Cryer
Zach Galligan
Michael Medeiros
Joanna Merlin
Christopher Murney ... Colonel Rossi
Charles Noel Charles Noel ... Newspaper Editor
David Orange David Orange ... Rabbi physical instructor
Sam Robards
Lee Wilkof ... Eduardo Sachon
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A well respected journalist in Buenos Aires, the editor of the major newspaper La Opinión, is kidnapped by the military for publishing articles critical of their terrorist tactics.

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A vivid portrait of one man's agony and degradation [Video Australia]

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Based on a true story
21 September 2014 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

A true story this American TV movie, speaking of the dictatorship in Argentina during the late seventies. A Jewish journalist was adducted by the regime police, tortured, taken prisoner and accused of treason against the state. I did not know about this story. And, as far as I know, that's one of the rare films made by the Americans about Argentina's dictators. Most features made about it remain from Argentine. Maybe is was made because of the antisemitic purposes of the leaders of the dictatorship, pointed out in this movie. Roy Scheider is convincing at the most and the torture sequences unbearable, filmed in a very realistic way.

Pure material for a TV movie. This kind of industry was always closest to reality than the big screen films.


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