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The Official Story

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Original title
La historia oficial
Running time
110 min.
Argentina Argentina
Aida Bortnik, Luis Puenzo
Atilio Stampone
Félix Monti
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Historias Cinematográfica / Progress Communications
Drama | Argentinian Dictatorship
Synopsis / Plot
Alicia Marnet de Ibañez is happily married to her husband Roberto. They have an adopted daughter named Gaby. Alicia is blissfully ignorant about what happened in the military coup until one of her history students asks her if she only believes what the history books say. She embarks on a mission to find if her daughter is the daughter of one of the women who disappeared during the coup. When her husband finds out, he does everything in his power to prevent her from finding the truth, but she's determined and nothing he does is going to stop her.
1985: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture. 2 Nominations
1985: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Language Film
1985: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Norma Aleandro)
1985: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize Ecuménico & Best Actress (Aleandro)
1985: Toronto Film Festival: People's Choice Award (Best Film)
1985: Chicago International Film Festival: Gold Hugo - Best Movie
1986: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Aleandro). 5 nominations
1986: Berlin Film Festival: Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Film Award
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