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Argentina, 1985

A team of young lawyers fight against Argentina's military dictatorship in a civil trial.


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Directed by Argentine Santiago Mitre ('A Cordilheira') and selected for the 2022 Venice Film Festival, 'Argentina, 1985' is a film that portrays one of the most crucial years in the South American country's recent history, when the heads of the military dictatorship were brought to civil trial in a case brought by prosecutor Julio Strassera (the great Ricardo Darín, from 'Relatos Selvagens') and his assistant, Luis Moreno Ocampo (Peter Lanzanil), with the help of a team of young lawyers. With a good script and very secure direction, 'Argentina, 1985' adheres to the conventions of commercial courtroom dramas. But that's not necessarily a bad thing: it results in an emotional film and, above all, accessible to an audience that may not have known firsthand the atrocities of the dictatorship. Thus, it fulfills one of the most vital functions of cinema, which is to make and preserve memory so that such crimes do not happen again. As enunciated by the Argentine people: "never again". Click here to read the full review.



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A team of lawyers take on the heads of Argentina's bloody military dictatorship during the 1980s in a battle against odds and a race against time.

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