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Title La historia oficial [videorecording] = The official story / [presented by] Historias Cinematograficas Cinemania ; [produced by Marcelo Piñeyro] ; libro cinematografico de Aída Bortnik y Luis Puenzo ; direccíon, Luis Puenzo.

Imprint Port Washington, N.Y. : Koch Lorber Films, c2004.


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Description 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as an Argentine motion picture in 1985.
Credits Director of photography, Félix Monti ; editor, Juan Carlos Macías ; music, Atilio Stampone and María Elena Walsh.
Cast Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana, Guillermo Battaglia, Chela Ruíz, Patricio Contreras, María Luisa Robledo, Aníbal Morixe, Jorge Petraglia, Amalia Castro, Daniel Lago, Agusto Larreta, Laura Palmucci, Leal Rey, Floria Bloise, Lidia Catalano, Deborah Kors, Carlos Weber.
Summary An Argentine teacher lives in blissful ignorance of the evils perpetrated by her country's government. Over time, she begins to suspect that her adopted daughter may have been the child of a murdered political prisoner. When she attempts to unearth the truth, her investigation reveals levels of political corruption so abhorrent that the illusions of her past life are irrevocably shattered.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, widescreen presentation (enhanced for 16:9); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Language Spanish dialogue, with English subtitles.
Awards Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film; Jury Prize and Best Actress (Aleandro), Cannes Film Festival; Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film.
Subject Teachers -- Argentina -- Drama.
Adopted children -- Argentina -- Drama.
Political corruption -- Argentina -- Drama.
Maestras -- Argentina -- Teatro.
Corrupción política -- Argentina -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, Argentine.
Added Author Puenzo, Luis.
Alterio, Héctor, 1929-
Aleandro, Norma.
Villafañe, Chunchuna. 1940-
Arana, Hugo.
Battaglia, Guillermo, 1889-1988.
Stampone, Atilio.
Piñeyro, Marcelo.
Bortnik, Aída.
Ruíz, Chela.
Contreras, Patricio.
Petraglia, Jorge, 1927-2004.
Palmucci, Laura.
Walsh, María Elena.
Koch Lorber Films.
Historias Cinematograficas Cinemania (Firm)
Note Disc label title: Official story
ISBN 141720057X
Standard No. 741952303190
Music No. KLF-DV-3031 Koch Lorber Films

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