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Imagining Argentina (2003)

Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller about a man with the power to see the fate of missing people - with the exception of his own beloved wife.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irene Escolar ... Eurydice
Fernando Tielve ... Orfeo / Enrico
Hector Bordoni Hector Bordoni ... Pedro Augustín (as Héctor Bordoni)
Antonio Banderas ... Carlos Rueda
Emma Thompson ... Cecilia Rueda
Maria Canals-Barrera ... Esme Palomares (as Marí'a Canals)
Rubén Blades ... Silvio Ayala
Leticia Dolera ... Teresa Rueda
Anthony Diaz-Perez Anthony Diaz-Perez ... Policeman 1 (as Anthony Díaz Pérez)
Luis Antonio Ramos ... Policeman 2
Carlos Kaniowsky ... Rubén Mendoza (as Carlos Kaniowski)
Stella Maris Stella Maris ... Concepta Madrid
Concha Hidalgo ... Octavio Marquez's Grandmother
Ana Gracia Ana Gracia ... Hannah Masson
Horacio Obón Horacio Obón ... Victor Madrid
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Storyline

Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller about a man with the power to see the fate of missing people - with the exception of his own beloved wife.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An extraordinary story of love, compassion and danger.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/torture and brief language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Manga Films [Spain] | UIP [UK]

Country:

Spain | UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 April 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Aconteceu na Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,752, 13 June 2004

Gross USA:

$8,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$383,106
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Antonio Banderas's second film regarding Argentine history, he had previously play Che Guevara in Evita, also set in Argentina. See more »

Goofs

When Cecilia is seen by Carlos in the roof of "Casa Rosada", there is a modern surveillance camera near the characters. Those cameras were not available in 1976. See more »

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An Argentinian view
13 November 2005 | by rainstorm79-1See all my reviews

The first thing I'd like to say is I've been reading people's comments about this movie, and I'm really touched at how much people round the world know about the worst period in Argentinian history. As regards the movie itself, I wouldn't like to disrespect anyone, but I think it is a lousy portrayal of real events. I agree with someone that the title allows for the viewer to expect a free interpretation rather than an accurate historical account. I disagree with someone about the images of torture being too many and too cruel. I think they were too soft. I've seen at least twenty Argentinian movies dealing with this topic (actually, I'd say nine out of ten Argentinian movies have at least one referent to it). The point is, no one can make a movie about "El Proceso" but an Argentinian citizen. It's nothing to be proud of, but it's our burden. I didn't have anyone missing, but I grew up with this, and it'll never be over for us. I understand the good intentions of everyone involved in this movie, and I think it's important that people in other countries let the world find out what happened here, but if you really want to know, you should see local accounts, without fake accents (subtitles are not that bad once you get used to them). Oh, and just for the record, the oppressors were ten times more somber and disgusting than what the movie shows. Most of them still feel the same way about everything they did, and as someone said, justice in this country is a lost cause. I just pray it never happens again. Thanks for reading.


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