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Garage Olimpo (1999)

In the 70's, eighteen year-old Maria Fabiani lives with her French mother Diane in an old house in Buenos Aires, subletting rooms and giving classes to illiterate adults in the slums. One ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonella Costa ... Maria
Carlos Echevarría ... Felix
Enrique Piñeyro Enrique Piñeyro ... Tigre
Pablo Razuk Pablo Razuk ... Tex
Chiara Caselli ... Ana
Dominique Sanda ... Diane
Paola Bechis Paola Bechis ... Gloria
Adrián Fondari Adrián Fondari ... Rubio
Marcelo Chaparro Marcelo Chaparro ... Turco
Miguel Oliveira Miguel Oliveira ... Nene
Ruy Krieger Ruy Krieger ... Francisco
Marcos Montes Marcos Montes ... Víbora
Erica Rivas ... Hija de Tigre
Gonzalo Urtizberéa Gonzalo Urtizberéa ... Capellán militar
Roly Serrano Roly Serrano ... Escribano (as Rolly Serrano)
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In the 70's, eighteen year-old Maria Fabiani lives with her French mother Diane in an old house in Buenos Aires, subletting rooms and giving classes to illiterate adults in the slums. One of the tenants, Felix, has a non-corresponded crush on Maria. When the teenager is abducted in her house by the Argentinean army accused of subversion, her mother seeks her out in the 23rd Precinct where one of the military without uniform tells her that they are heading with Maria. While Diane desperately tries to find information about her daughter, Maria is submitted to torture in the hideous underground of the Garage Olimpo. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Italy | Argentina | France

Language:

Spanish | French | Italian

Release Date:

2 September 1999 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Garage Olimpo - kidutuskammio See more »

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Classic,Nisarga,Paradis Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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A disturbing but necessary experience. One of the movies of the season
21 March 2000 | by Pumpkin-16See all my reviews

I'm not sure this movie will be released where you're reading this comment,but if it is, please,go and see it. you have to. Be prepared though: It's very intense and disturbing, and when it is over you will feel dirty, soiled,shocked. This is a film about Argentina under the Military regime of the late '70s. This is a movie about the desaparecidos, Argentinian citizens kidnapped from their homes from the police and the military,tortured and imprisoned to extort information from them and then, finally, killed, most of the times thrown in the ocean from a plane while doped. Their crime? Trying to fight this regime. The film is almost perfect:great screenplay,great cast,great direction. Essential viewing. For more than one reason. Rating:9


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