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The Official Story (La historia oficial) (1985)

The Official Story
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Héctor Alterio Héctor Alterio
Hugo Arana Hugo Arana
Guillermo Battaglia Guillermo Battaglia

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Aída Bortnik Aída Bortnik
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Luis Puenzo Luis Puenzo
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An Argentine teacher lives in blissful ignorance of the evils perpetrated by her country's government. Over time, however, her students' rejection of the "official" versions of their history leads her to question things herself. Suspecting that her adopted daughter may have been the child of a murdered political prisoner, she attempts to unearth the truth. But her investigation reveals levels of political corruption so abhorrent that the illusions of her past life are irrevocably shattered.
Release date: 8 November 1985
UPC: 720917504827
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"UNDER THE RADAR Norma Aleandro When Aleandro was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Gaby: A True Story (1987), quite a few people were surprised, as the role is minimal and Aleandro has no “Oscar” moments in the film. There was little doubt, though, that the nomination was compensation for the Oscar’s failure to nominate Aleandro for her extraordinary performance two years prior in Puenzo’s The Official Story (La Historia Oficial ). As Alicia, an adoptive mother and wife o"

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