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A.k.a.
The Official Story
Year
1985
Runtime
112 min.
Director
Luis Puenzo
Genres
Drama, War, History
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
4,383
Checks
1,332
Favs
92
Dislikes
12
Favs/checks
6.9% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Panunzio's avatar

    Panunzio

    The film does well to put a human face on the victims of the dirty war. Having not known about the government kidnapping of children of suspected dissidents, many of the details here were truly shocking. Alicia's role as history teacher adds an interesting thematic layer where both characters and viewers are encouraged to question common narratives, and acknowledge the murky nature of 'truth'.

    Like Costa-Gavras' 'Missing', which focused on similar political reprisal's under the Pinochet regime in Chile, the film does a fantastic job of centering the brutal political conflict around a very human family drama. Highly recommended.
    2 years 8 months ago
  2. George Bailey's avatar

    George Bailey

    Incredible, powerful and amazing! 13 years ago
  3. Thorkell's avatar

    Thorkell

    Very good! One of the best from the 80s! 11 years 1 month ago
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In 6 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #8 in TIFF - People's Choice Award
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  2. This movie ranks #14 in Cien años sin soledad: Greatest Latin American Films
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  3. This movie ranks #35 in Encuesta de cine argentino's Top Argentinian Films
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  4. This movie ranks #38 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film
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  5. This movie ranks #38 in Cóndor de Plata Award - Best Argentinian Film
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  6. This movie ranks #154 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
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