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Kamchatka (2002)

The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »


Marcelo Piñeyro
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... David Vicente, dad
Cecilia Roth ... Madre
Héctor Alterio ... Grandfather
Fernanda Mistral ... Grandmother
Tomás Fonzi ... Lucas
Mónica Scapparone Mónica Scapparone ... Bertuccio's Mother
Milton De La Canal Milton De La Canal ... Simon / El Enano / Tiny
Matías Del Pozo Matías Del Pozo ... Harry
Evelyn Domínguez Evelyn Domínguez ... Niña Morena
Leticia Brédice ... Teacher
Nicolás Cantafio Nicolás Cantafio ... Bertuccio
Gabriel Galíndez Gabriel Galíndez ... Military Guard
Maria Socas ... Mom's Friend
Juan Carrasco Juan Carrasco ... Priest
Demián Bugallo Demián Bugallo ... School Mate


The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "disappearance" of dissident friends, a human rights lawyer (Ricardo Darín) and his research scientist wife (Cecilia Roth) flee the city and hide from the military police in a vacant summer house. With them are their two kids: Harry, who is fascinated with the escape artistry of Harry Houdini, and El Enano, his little brother. (Translated as "Little Guy" in the English subtitles, played by Milton de la Canal. The actual translation is "dwarf".) The family adopts new identities and attempts to lead a normal life. Later, they are joined by a student who is using the alias Lucas (Tomás Fonzi). Their new life is difficult, but a visit with their estranged grandparents (Fernanda Mistral and Héctor Alterio) reveals that they are still a close-knit family. Subtly hinted, however, and used as a metaphor, is the ... Written by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamchatka_(film)

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As good as son of the bride
4 May 2005 | by alupacaSee all my reviews

I've just seen this move, and I think it's wonderful. The performance of Ricardo Darin and Cecilia Roth is superb. The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government. I am not an Argentinian, so I don't know much of its history. If you are like me, I recommend you to read the summary of the movie that is in the Extras section of the DVD, to be acquainted of the political situation in this years. If you are in your late thirties, or even if you are older, you'll also enjoy remembering those old beautiful songs. I thought "Son of the bride" was the best movie of Ricardo Darin, but I was wrong. This movie is as good or better.

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Spanish | Swahili

Release Date:

17 October 2002 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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