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Night of the Pencils (1986)

La noche de los lápices (original title)
This films tells the true story of seven teenagers who agitated for reduced student bus fares under two different regimes in Argentina, with tragic results. At first succeeding under the ... See full summary »

Director:

Héctor Olivera

Writers:

Daniel Kon (screenplay), Héctor Olivera (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejo García Pintos Alejo García Pintos ... Pablo
Vita Escardó Vita Escardó ... Claudia
Pablo Novak Pablo Novak ... Horacio (as Pablo Novarro)
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Daniel
José María Monje José María Monje ... Panchito (as José Ma. Monje Berbel)
Pablo Machado Pablo Machado ... Claudio
Adriana Salonia Adriana Salonia ... María Clara
David Gerber David Gerber ... Rusito
Marcelo Serre Marcelo Serre ... Corchito
Walter Peña Walter Peña ... Carozo Schunk
Daniel San Joaquín Daniel San Joaquín ... Chirom
Demián Celentano Demián Celentano ... Diamanti
Mariana Cedon Mariana Cedon ... Luisa Pisani (as Mariana Cedrón)
Diego Korol Diego Korol ... Crivelli
Gustavo Tieffenberg Gustavo Tieffenberg ... Delegado asamblea 1 (as Gustavo Tiffemberg)
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This films tells the true story of seven teenagers who agitated for reduced student bus fares under two different regimes in Argentina, with tragic results. At first succeeding under the government of Isabel Peron, their protests draw hostile attention from the military regime that overthrows Peron. The ensuing crackdown on student social activists is demonstrated when police break up a school dance wielding swords on horseback. Later, six students are kidnapped in the middle of the night, and the police deceitfully claim ignorance about their whereabouts. Pablo (Alejo Garcia Pintos), a seventh member of the group is later arrested and learns that they have been brutally tortured by authorities. He survives to tell their story, but the six are never found, numbering among the hundreds of students who were kidnapped and are still missing. Written by nitorch

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

4 September 1986 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of the Pencils See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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To deny our past...
14 June 2005 | by fulvio-1See all my reviews

To Deny our past, sometimes means to be ashamed of it. In Marychase's words, I can find only a feeling like this. As in my home country, Italy, in these years a lot of people try to deny the atrocities of Mussolini's dictatorship, I can see that in Argentina there are people that don't trust the slaughters committed by their military government during the seventies. This movie is poetic, sad, tragic but, I think, is very close to the truth. It's a movie, of course, with a plot, screenplay,...in a movie you can't necessarily see the whole story of a class of students. But what you see in it is something strong, hard and...unbelievable. And that's for some people don't want to believe it. Don't want to accept it. But it was true, sadly... And another shame regarding this movie is that's very hard to find it on DVD!!!


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