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Clandestine Childhood (2011)

Infancia clandestina (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 September 2012 (Argentina)
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Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only ... See full summary »

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Benjamín Ávila

Writers:

Benjamín Ávila (screenplay), Marcelo Müller (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernesto Alterio ... Tio Beto
Natalia Oreiro ... Charo / Cristina
César Troncoso ... Daniel / Horacio
Teo Gutiérrez Moreno ... Ernesto / Juan
Cristina Banegas ... Abuela Amalia
Mayana Neiva ... Carmen
Douglas Simon Douglas Simon ... Gregorio
Violeta Palukas Violeta Palukas ... María
Candelaria Irigoyen Candelaria Irigoyen ... Victoria
Lucas García Lucas García ... Felipe
Lucas Zenone Lucas Zenone ... Esteban
Dylan Ezequiel Rodríguez Dylan Ezequiel Rodríguez ... Sergio
Rodrigo Romero Odriozola Rodrigo Romero Odriozola ... Claudio
Florencia Camila Pagliaroli Florencia Camila Pagliaroli ... Natalia
Joel Sebastián Serrano Joel Sebastián Serrano ... Juan 7 anos
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Storyline

Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of 1979, this film is "one about love". Written by Historias Cinematográficas

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Argentina | Spain | Brazil

Language:

Spanish | Portuguese

Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,009,653 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$880, 8 February 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,017, 10 February 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 85th Academy Awards in 2013. See more »

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Living de trincheras
Written by Ricardo Mollo and Diego Arnedo
Performed by Divididos
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Benjamín Ávila delivers unique perspective on Argentine dictatorship of 70's

The movie is an emotional journey that takes its spectators to Argentina's military dictatorship of 1970's. Juan is a boy who struggles with his double identity he obtained for security purposes, as his parents are involved in combat against the regime. Ávila's script collaboration with Müller brings an amazing story that balances between fear of being discovered by military and love in the family, and consequently love of Juan and his classmate María.

Altogether with the script, the movie has absolutely engaging music, art direction and cinematography. Ávila's way of filming brings attention to every single detail and delivers unified piece of cinematographic art.

Actor Teo Gutiérrez Moreno is absolutely superb in his performance of the young boy and his life's struggle. Actress Natalia Oreiro delivers thrilling performance of revolutionary fighter and proves that she can portray a character that is as gentle as a mother to her son, as well as someone determined to fight the military regime. Moreover, actor Ernesto Alterio brings moments of humor into the story as his well-written character of uncle Beto.

The story is based on true events and the love the director dedicated to this movie can be felt in every single second. This outstanding movie will touch not only those familiar with Argentine regime of 70's, yet it will find its way to hearts of many cinema lovers too.


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