This is an excellent movie to help with these necessary discussions. OUT OF Africa, uncharacteristically for a Sydney Pollack film, was a bloated and unbearably boring biopic of a woman who at the end of the day was just not that interesting, despite a valiant attempt on the part of Meryl Streep in the lead. Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens"). I love all kinds of movies, both international and domestic. What is the official story of this film? They have an adopted daughter named Gaby. This devotion shows the motherly love and interest that Alicia has towards her daughter. This film unfolds so purposefully as if each frame has been chosen with exquisite care. The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. It was almost as painful for me. The fact that this movie is based on historical truth makes it an even more emotional story and I believe that the movie serves as a testimony to all those who have been affected by the situation. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things ... See full summary », At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. She is vaguely aware of some of the unhappy realities of recent Argentinean politics - the roundups of leftists and opponents of the government, who became "missing persons" and were presumably killed in a secret holocaust. At first succeeding under the ... See full summary », A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary », Alicia Marnet de Ibáñez is a high school history professor and a well-to-do housewife in Buenos Aires, circa 1983, after the fall of the "junta militar" that had taken over the government since 1976. | Adoption can be a harrowing business at the best of times, and the final scene of 'La Historia Oficial' probably represents The End of the Beginning rather than The Beginning of the End. The Official Story Many ended up as desaparecidos, people taken by the government and not returned. If I had been given a vote, and had to choose only an American-made film, I would have chosen THE COLOR PURPLE.

Most of adoption does not involve abduction, but to turn a blind eye to the fact that it does exist, is to be passively complicit, as was the protagonist in this film. The movie tells the story of his rise and fall from grace, encompassed in violent times of a military regime. The Official Story (1985) Plot Summary (3) During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is. Although the ending is ambiguous and the viewer never finds out whether Alicia obtains the truth of her daughter, it seemed to me implicit that she does. Rating: 5.
If you want to get an inkling of life in Argentina in 1985 and the true meaning of "los disaparacidos" (the disappeared ones) see this one. Luis Puenzo's 'La Historia Official' captures a moment in Argentine history from the perspective less common for it's home audience; the aristocracy. I was observing the cruelty of the government and thought "my God, totalitarism is always the same, and no matter if the violation of human rights occurs in Argentina under the military regime, in Cuba under the Castro dictatorship, in Chile under Pinochet, in Europe during Hitler, people suffer the same and the least we can do is to feel compassion". But those who are not from Argentina, like myself, can very well be touched by this movie. At first succeeding under the ... See full summary », A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. It was enchanting the amount of effort that Alicia put into learning about where exactly her adopted daughter came from. By Roberto's actions and evidence she personally gathers, Alicia begins to suspect that the father of their daughter may have been taken from a woman who is among Argentina's "disappeared," which was likely a victim of violent political repression.

The film is based in Argentina when the government dictatorship was making may people very angry, let us say.

I believe that by the end of the film Alicia has answered these questions in how they pertain to her own life and to her family. Norma Aleandro is heartbreakingly sensational. Edit Report This.

She tells Alicia that her lover was a leftist opponent of the government. Truly, the absence and presence of light plays an important role in The Official Story. Roberto seemed unbending to his wife's interrogation about the true identity of Ana, the little girl.

In coming to terms with the truth of her lifestyle and the high price others have paid for her comfort, she becomes a heroine who must give up almost everything she has loved and felt identified who she is. It is a movie that asks some very hard questions. As a Father and Grandfather, I was moved with emotion by this film. Favorite non-European film to win the Foreign Language Film Oscar? Inside the junta military (military rule) of Argentina from 1976-1983 there were many like Alecia Marnet, with their upper class stability and indifference to a rule that left them in power of their own destinies.
Only this one achieved worldwide recognition. Argentinean director Luis Puenzo’s The Official Story, winner of the 1985 Best Foreign Film Oscar, is a film that deserves to be better known, especially by those interested in peacemaking and social justice. During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is. I was sadden to read that families still come together demanding answers from the Argentinian Government. Directed by Luis Puenzo.

Use the HTML below. I'm glad I saw this film. Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother. The non-Argentines may not be aware of a significant fact; this film was made about 1985, shortly after the last military government fell, together with a bunch of similar denouncing TV and big screen films -only a few of them deserving to be remembered. She tells her husband about it, but he dismisses it as rumor and invention. Directed by Luis Puenzo, The Official Story was truly an eye opening film in my view. This is by far one of the best movies I have seen in the international field with particular focus on the character development of one woman who seems to have everything. Alicia (Norma Aleandro) lives a comfortable life with her husband Roberto (H?tor Alterio) and her adopted five-year-old daughter, Gaby (Analia Castro).