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Cautiva (2003)

Unrated | | Drama | 20 October 2005 (Argentina)
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Gaston Biraben

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Gaston Biraben
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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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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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A statement at the end of the film reads "Those responsible, except for a few cases of house arrest, are free." This changed on July 5, 2012, when the first sentences for baby theft from political prisoners during the 1976-1983 "dirty war" were handed down. The longest went to former leader Jorge Videla, who was found criminally responsible for overseeing the systematic theft of babies, and given the maximum sentence of 50 years in prison. See more »

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A real-life situation and a first-rate leading lady make this a must-see film...
1 March 2005 | by ilpintlSee all my reviews

A dazzling directorial debut that is set in 1994 Argentina, but goes back to the early 80's when thousands of political dissidents were "disappeared". A fifteen year-old girl is plucked out of class one day at the summons of a judge, who tells her that the couple she takes to be her parents had in fact adopted her. Her biological parents were young architects who had been "disappeared" for criticizing the political regime of the time. The judge directs her to live with her biological grandmother and new family. Feeling she can no longer trust anybody, she begins, for her peace of mind, an investigation of her own. Played with an extraordinary gravity by the luminous Barbara Lombardo, the young girl meets others like herself and arrives at shocking truths, which it would be wrong to reveal here. Given the documentary aspects of the film (it addresses an ongoing unresolved situation, where thousands of young adults, born during this tumultuous period of Argentine history, continue to search for their birth parents), it goes beyond being just a political thriller. Despite being, at times, unevenly paced (this is, after all, a directorial first-attempt), it is a splendid examination of relationships and the doggedness and resilience of the human spirit.


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