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The Prize (2011)

El premio (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 27 January 2012 (Poland)
Ceci, a seven year old girl, has to keep a huge secret, but she doesn't completely understand what is the secret about. The life of her family depends on her silence. But what exactly must ... See full summary »

Director:

Paula Markovitch

Writer:

Paula Markovitch (screenplay)
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13 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paula Galinelli Hertzog Paula Galinelli Hertzog ... Cecilia 'Ceci' Edelstein
Laura Agorreca ... Lucía Edelstein
Viviana Suraniti Viviana Suraniti ... Maestra Rosita
Sharon Herrera Sharon Herrera ... Silvia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diego Alfonso ... Soldier
Uriel Iasillo Uriel Iasillo ... Walter
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Storyline

Ceci, a seven year old girl, has to keep a huge secret, but she doesn't completely understand what is the secret about. The life of her family depends on her silence. But what exactly must she keep silent about? Ceci and her mom live hidden from military repression in Argentina. Ceci asks herself: what must she say? What should she really believe and do in order to deserve the love of her mother and others? Written by Paula Markovitch

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Drama

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Trivia

The events are based on true events that happened to Paula Markovitch,when she was a little girl. See more »

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Featured in Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018) See more »

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Childs view
13 November 2011 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The director has stated that she based this on her own childhood, which even if she didn't have said, was something you could've guessed by watching this movie. While the movie has a lot of metaphors (even too many as the previous reviewer has stated), the story in itself is very intriguing. Even more so, because it is told from the child's point of view!

The film showed as official part of the Internation Festival in Berlin. And while you might find it tries too much or too hard, it's still better than not trying at all. The drama that comes through simple things (and the repression resulting) is stunning. And if you think about the fact, that some of this might still be going on in some countries ...


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Official Sites:

Official site [Mexico]

Country:

Mexico | France | Poland | Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 January 2012 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Nagroda See more »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby Digital Plus)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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