The Official Story

The Official Story

Director: Luis Puenzo Cast: Héctor Alterio
Héctor Alterio
, Norma Aleandro
Norma Aleandro
, Chela Ruiz
Chela Ruiz
, Chunchuna Villafane
Chunchuna Villafane
Luis Puenzo
The Official Story

The Official Story

Director: Luis Puenzo Cast: Héctor Alterio
Héctor Alterio
, Norma Aleandro
Norma Aleandro
, Chela Ruiz
Chela Ruiz
, Chunchuna Villafane
Chunchuna Villafane
Luis Puenzo

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

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 not fully aware of how much killing has gone on until her students at school start complaining that their textbook histories were written by murderers. Add to this a long conversation with a friend who had been in exile after she was tortured by the government, and Alicia starts to do some serious political and personal research on her own. The results reveal the identity of the little girl's dead parents and reveal that Alicia's husband has had a nasty hand in the government repression and dirty dealings with foreign businesses. She also learns the identity of the girl's grandmother. Her next decision will determine what to do with this information.


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2018
UPC: 0741952839897
Original Release: 1985
Rating: R
Source: Cohen Media Group
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 24,887

Special Features

A new four-part interview with director, producer, and co-screenwriter Luis Puenzo on the making of the film; A new featurette on the restoration of the film; 2018 re-release trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Héctor Alterio Roberto
Norma Aleandro Alicia
Chela Ruiz Sara
Chunchuna Villafane Ana
Hugo Arana Enrique
Analia Castro Gaby
Patricio Contreras Benitez
Guillermo Battaglia Jose
Maria Luisa Robledo Nata
Jorge Petraglia Macci
Augusto Larreta General
Leal Rey Father Ismael
Beatriz Thibaudin Actor

Technical Credits
Luis Puenzo Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Aida Bortnik Screenwriter
Tiky Garcia Estevez Costumes/Costume Designer
Abel Facello Production Designer
Abelardo Kuschnir Sound Mixer
Carlos LaTreyte Production Manager
Juan Carlos Macias Editor
Felix Monti Cinematographer
Hector Morini Camera Operator
Bianca Olavego Makeup
Marcelo Piñeyro Executive Producer
Nora Puenzo Producer
Atilio Stampone Score Composer

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