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Enlightened by Fire

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Original title
Iluminados por el fuego
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
Argentina Argentina
Director
Screenwriter
Tristán Bauer, Edgardo Esteban, Gustavo Romero Borri, Miguel Bonasso
Music
León Gieco, Federico Bonasso
Cinematography
Javier Juliá
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Argentina-Spain; Universidad Nacional de General San Martín / Gobierno de la Provincia de San Luis / Canal+ España / San Luis Cine / Gobierno de la Provincia de Santa Cruz / INCAA
Genre
War. Drama | The Falklands War
Synopsis / Plot
Iluminados por el fuego narrates the memories of 40-year-old Esteban Leguizamón, who went to fight in the Falklands in 1982 at the age of only 18. An ex-companion?s suicide throws him back into the memories of a war in which he fought with another two young recruits: Vargas, the one who committed suicide, and Juan, killed in combat. There he finds not only the horrors of the war and suffering from the cold, but also tales of friendship and comradeship. Esteban?s thoughts convey the slow and gradual descent of their fragile lives into the claws of death itself. 20 years after the war, Esteban decides to return to the Islands to face his past and close old wounds.
Awards
2005: San Sebastián: Jury Special Prize
2005: Goya Best Latin Movie
2006: Tribeca Film Festival: Best Movie
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