Imagining Argentina (film)


Imagining Argentina (film)

Infobox_Film
name = Imagining Argentina


caption = "Imagining Argentina" film poster
writer = Lawrence Thornton (novel),
Christopher Hampton
starring = Antonio Banderas,
Emma Thompson
director = Christopher Hampton
producer = Michael Peyser,
Diane Sillan
distributor = Arenas Entertainment (USA)
released = September 12, 2003
runtime = 107 minutes
language = English
budget =
imdb_id = 0314197

"Imagining Argentina" is a 2003 film directed and written by Christopher Hampton. The movie was nominated for the "Golden Lion" award at the 2003 Venice Film Festival. The film is adapted from an award-winning novel of the same title by Lawrence Thornton.

Cast

*Antonio Banderas – Carlos
*Emma Thompson – Cecilia
*Horacio Flash – Victor Madrid
*Leticia Dolera – Teresa
*Kuno Becker – Gustavo Santos

Plot

The movie is set during the Dirty War in the 1970s Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the military government is abducting those opposed to its rule. Cecilia, a dissident journalist, is kidnapped by the secret police to join the ranks of the 'disappeared'. As her husband Carlos, a theatre director, begins to search frantically for her, he realizes that he has acquired psychic power that enables him to predict the future. This not only puts him in high demand by those who have also lost a loved one, it helps Carlos to foresee what happens to his wife and other detainees.

The movie has graphic images of suffering such as the rape and torture scenes of Cecilia and her daughter Teresa.

The closing caption mentions that around 30,000 Argentines disappeared between 1976 and 1983.

External links

* [http://www.mangafilms.es/imaginingargentina Official site] (In Spanish)
* [http://www.imaginingargentinadvd.com/ Official site]
*imdb title|id=0314197|title=Imagining Argentina


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