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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 »

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Marcelo Piñeyro
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Cast

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 Maria Socas ... Mom's Friend
Juan Carrasco Juan Carrasco ... Priest
Demián Bugallo Demián Bugallo ... School Mate
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Storyline

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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Creer no es más que descubrir un par de secretos.

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Country:

Argentina | Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish | Swahili

Release Date:

17 October 2002 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Kamcsatka See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$101,116 (Argentina), 22 October 2002, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 75th Academy Awards in 2003. See more »

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References The Saint (1962) See more »

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11 October 2002 | by GerKijelSee all my reviews

Marcelo Piñeyro reveals all his quality in this touching story. Darin and Roth are a couple that have to escape from the dictatorship from Argentina, and in this run they must leave all their lives back. Who most suffer this lost are their childrens. The film is touching and emotive. The two child are excellente!!!


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