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#765. The Official Story (La historia oficial)

  • Year: 1985
  • Country: Argentina
  • Language: Spanish
  • Production: Hist. Cinemat., Almi, Koch Lorber, 112m
  • Director: Luis Puenzo
  • Producer: Marcelo Piñeyro
  • Screenplay: Aída Bortnik, Luis Puenzo
  • Photography: Félix Monti
  • Music: Atilio Stampone
  • Cast: Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Chunchuna Villafañe
  • Oscar Wins: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Oscar Noms: Best Screenplay
  • Cannes Film Festival: Golden Palm, Best Actress, Ecumenical Jury Prize

Abridged Book Description

Made in 1985, just after the collapse of military rule, Luis Puenzo's film is a brave attempt to face uncomfortable truths. Stylistically conventional, and the ending... is fairly melodramatic, but the social anguish in The Official Story is certainly real.