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Argentina, 1985 (2022)Argentina, 1985 (2022)

Argentina, 1985 (2022)

A gripping courtroom drama tracking the fall of Argentina's military dictatorship

Drama, History

7.9

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Argentina, United Kingdom
Spanish
Discussion-sparking, Dramatic, Smart
2022
Santiago Mitre
Alejandra Flechner, Alejo Garcia Pintos, Antonia Bengoechea
141 min

Synopsis

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In a David-vs-Goliath battle and under constant threat, Julio Strassera, Luis Moreno Ocampo and their young legal team of unlikely heroes dared to prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship against all odds and in a race against time to bring justice to the victims of the Military Junta.

Our Take

7.9
The Staff

Argentina, 1985 is a legal drama about how a prosecutor and his young team were able to mount evidence—despite all threats and odds—against the officials behind a brutal military dictatorship. The public trial is supposedly the first of its kind in Latin America, a marker of true democracy that made a hero out of Julio Strassera and Moreno Ocampo, who both led the case.

Despite the presence of very serious themes, there are moments of lighthearted humor here that work to stress the film’s underlying message of goodwill and perseverance. Argentina, 1985 competed at major festivals this 2022, and it’s Argentina’s official entry at the upcoming Academy Awards.

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