La Historia Oficial (The Official Story)
La Historia Oficial (The Official Story) (1985)

This is an emotionally gripping, fictional look at a couple torn apart by the infamous Argentine campaign of killings and torture that sent thousands of accused terrorists to unmarked graves in the mid-and late-'70s. Alicia (Norma… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 5, 2000
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Emanuel Levy
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A rare film, which makes a powerful political statement while telling a touching personal story. In his feature debut, Puenzo shows commitment to human rights without imposing explicit political doctrine.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

An almost textbook example of how to use a personal story to tell and illuminate a much larger one (are you listening, Oliver Stone?).

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A wrenching and painful drama that crystallizes the horror and the obscenity of political activities that annihilate family solidarity in the name of ideology.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Even though the changes undergone by the protagonist seem rushed (not even her hair seems to follow an entirely consistent evolution), this is a deeply… More
familiar stranger
After much consideration, I finally decided to go for it paying respect to its IMDb ratings. The fact that it has historical background also played its part in… More
Jim Hunter
A schoolteacher searches for her adopted daughter's origins. Beginning as a film about how teachers teach/indoctrinate the state's dominant paradigm,… More
jay nixon
Wonderful lead performance by Norma Aleandro and a compelling if sad story make this worth seeking out.
Pierluigi Puccini
It takes a very intimate story and allows us to see through a small crack all the horror and tragedy suffered by a whole nation. Overwhelming.
Lenny Muggsy
Strong Recommendation for a depiction of the aftershock of one of the most brutal times in the Americas.