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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

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 ... 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

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Spanish | French | Italian

Release Date:

2 September 1999 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Garage Olimpo - kidutuskammio See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Small Footnote
3 May 2005 | by nihaoSee all my reviews

It may be of interest to note that the final sequence aboard the 'Hercules' aircraft of the 'Fuerza Aerea Argentina' was actually shot using a private plane which the director rented off a collector and had painted with Argentine Airforce colors and codes. The Argentine military had no intention to lend a plane, despite the atrocities committed 30 years ago. The City of Buenos Aires, cosmopolitan and civilized as it is, retains a large amount of its 'garages', to this day, although thankfully put to different use. A chilling list of the major torture centerers can be seen by the casual tourist within the walls of the Centro Cultural Recoleta, in Plaza Francia, City Centre. To this day torture cells are being uncovered.


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