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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

When it became clear that two additional scenes would help the script, a) the quarrel about whether Cecilia should publish her article and b) the flashback scene why the Cecilia and Carlos got married, there was a little competition going on between 'Christopher Hampton' and 'Emma Thompson', who both wrote their versions of those scenes. Emma Thompson's version of the flashback scene finally was agreed on. 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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User Reviews

 
Excellent movie, Bandera's finest performance
17 April 2005 | by aStRaLoNSee all my reviews

Dear iggimarco, Coming from a country that has a similar past with Argentina i can say that the movie touch me deeply like you. Greece experienced its 7 years of cruel dictatorship 1967-1974. Seven long years that left too many scars.

Every now and then i will hear someone of my family talking about the suffer of those years although they rarely talk about what they've been through.

Indeed those who don't know, who are lucky (or not) enough to come from countries that never experienced that kind of horror will judge the movie based on script, lighting, acting etc. Those who know will feel the movie evoking all those feelings of deep sorrow and pain.

Movies like this should always be made. It is another way to maintain memory of the fallen alive and to make sure that...never again (as the movie tells us in the end)


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