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The Official Story (1985)

La historia oficial (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 8 November 1985 (USA)
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After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

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Luis Puenzo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Héctor Alterio ... Roberto
Norma Aleandro ... Alicia
Chunchuna Villafañe ... Ana
Hugo Arana ... Enrique
Guillermo Battaglia ... Jose
Chela Ruíz ... Sara
Patricio Contreras ... Benitez
María Luisa Robledo ... Nata
Aníbal Morixe Aníbal Morixe ... Miller
Jorge Petraglia Jorge Petraglia ... Macci
Analia Castro Analia Castro ... Gaby
Daniel Lago Daniel Lago ... Dante
Augusto Larreta Augusto Larreta ... General
Laura Palmucci Laura Palmucci ... Rosa
Leal Rey Leal Rey ... Cura
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Storyline

Alicia Marnet de Ibáñez is a high school history professor and a well-to-do housewife in Buenos Aires, circa 1983, after the fall of the "junta militar" that had taken over the government since 1976. She has a husband, Roberto, who is a succesful lawyer and a five-year-old adopted daughter. Written by Miguel Cane

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A truth too frightening to ignore. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

8 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Official Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,426, 10 November 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$29,426, 10 November 1985
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 58th Academy Awards in 1986. See more »

Quotes

Benitez: [to Alicia in Classroom] Literature and History always meet.
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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El pais del nome acuerdo
Written by María Elena Walsh
Sung by Analia Castro
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You don't need to be Argentinian to be touched by this movie
3 March 1999 | by Soledad-2See all my reviews

La Historia Oficial is an excellent movie. It is also the testimony of the suffering of the Argentinian people during the military dictatorship. But those who are not from Argentina, like myself, can very well be touched by this movie. I was observing the cruelty of the government and thought "my God, totalitarism is always the same, and no matter if the violation of human rights occurs in Argentina under the military regime, in Cuba under the Castro dictatorship, in Chile under Pinochet, in Europe during Hitler, people suffer the same and the least we can do is to feel compassion". A good lesson from this movie, generation after generation we shouldn't forget the victims. They deserve justice.


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