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The Girlfriend (1988)

La amiga (original title)
María and Pancho are a happily married couple in a quiet, working-class suburb south of Buenos Aires, circa 1978. They share the grief over the disappearance of their eldest son Carlos.

Director:

Jeanine Meerapfel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liv Ullmann ... María
Cipe Lincovsky ... Raquel
Federico Luppi ... Pancho
Lito Cruz ... Kommissar Tito
Víctor Laplace ... Diego
Cristina Murta Cristina Murta ... 1. Mutter
Nicolas Frei Nicolas Frei ... Chef der Spezialeinheit
Harry Baer ... Raquel Freund in Berlin
Gregor Hansen Gregor Hansen ... Alemán
Chela Cardalda Chela Cardalda ... 2. Mutter
Amancay Espíndola Amancay Espíndola ... 3. Mutter
Gonzalo Arguimbau Gonzalo Arguimbau ... Carlos
Fernán Mirás ... Pedro
Victoria Solarz Victoria Solarz ... Raquelita
María Carla Bustos María Carla Bustos ... Maria als Kind
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María and Pancho are a happily married couple in a quiet, working-class suburb south of Buenos Aires, circa 1978. They share the grief over the disappearance of their eldest son Carlos.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990. See more »

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True Friendship, is forever
27 July 1999 | by ShuarcitaSee all my reviews

The story of two girls, that grow up to be best friends during the "Dirty War" in Argentina, and the obstacles they have to overcome as friends, mother, wife, lover and their different religion. This story concentrates on the suffering all mothers have gone through since the Dirty War, in the 70's, losing their children, not knowing where they are and creating an organization, called "Madres de Plaza de Mayo" (Mothers of the Mayo plaza in Argentina), demanding the return of their kids...or just an answer to their questions: Where are they? The movie is a perfect portrait of an endless friendship, with unconditional support of, as the title says; The Friend.


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Country:

Argentina | West Germany

Language:

German | Spanish

Release Date:

13 April 1989 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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