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Cautiva (2003)

Unrated | | Drama | 20 October 2005 (Argentina)
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Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bárbara Lombardo ... Cristina Quadri / Sofía Lombardi
Susana Campos ... Elisa Dominich
Hugo Arana ... Juez Barrenechea
Osvaldo Santoro Osvaldo Santoro ... Pablo Quadri
Noemí Frenkel Noemí Frenkel ... Licenciada Bernstein
Lidia Catalano ... Martha
Mercedes Funes Mercedes Funes ... Angélica
Silvia Baylé Silvia Baylé ... Adela de Quadri
Luis Gianneo Luis Gianneo ... Doctor Gómez
Margara Alonso Margara Alonso ... Hermana Teresa
Roxana Berco Roxana Berco ... Ana
Marcela Ferradás Marcela Ferradás ... Profesora Lucrecia
Antonio Ugo Antonio Ugo ... Jorge Macías, Tuco
Floria Bloise Floria Bloise ... Madre Superiora
César Bordón César Bordón ... Raúl
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Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything she once thought true, Cristina embarks on a journey to find her true identity. Meeting others like herself, the young girl soon discovers the real-life horrors of Argentina's relatively recent past and the nightmare that claimed tens of thousands of lives during the country's "dirty war." Written by Koch Lorber Films

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Two names. One truth. A whole life ahead. [DVD version] See more »

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 October 2005 (Argentina) See more »

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Cacerolazo Producciones See more »
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Dolby Digital

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The feature film debut of Bárbara Lombardo. See more »

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Powerful and Emotional
26 May 2011 | by Samuel-MaldonadoSee all my reviews

The 'Dirty War' in Argentina, and the disappearances of radicals that plagued that era, had long and lasting effects on the Argentinean people. In the tradition of 'La Historia Oficial', Cautiva follows one of the affected – in this case, a teenage girl who learns that she is not her parents' child, but in fact one of the disappeared children who was forcefully taken from her parents. The emotional trauma and the process of understanding, accepting, and internalizing this kind of massive shock is convincingly transmitted by the actors and the shooting style. The powerful emotional scenes are handled wonderfully by the Bárbara Lombardo in her debut role. This movie really knocks you for a loop, then knocks the wind out of you – really an emotional roller coaster. Excellent film, overall.


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