La Historia Oficial (The Official Story)
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La Historia Oficial (The Official Story)
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 Aleandro) and Roberto (Hector Alterio) adopted a little girl (Analia Castro) during this period of governmental terror in Argentina. Alicia has always wondered about the parents of their little girl, a topic her husband has forced her into forgetting as a condition of the adoption -- he alone knows the full story. Thanks to censorship, Alicia -- like others -- is… More
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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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An almost textbook example of how to use a personal story to tell and illuminate a much larger one (are you listening, Oliver Stone?)."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A wrenching and painful drama that crystallizes the horror and the obscenity of political activities that annihilate family solidarity in the name of ideology."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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