Official Story, The* (La Historia Oficial)
- 1985 ----- color ----- 112 min ----- vhs
(Directed by Luis Puenzo; with Norma Aleandro, Hector Alterio, Analia Castro, Chunchuna Villafane) In the mid-70s, Argentina's military dictatorship carried out a brutal campaign of torture and murder against thousands of its own citizens. Follows Alicia, the sheltered wife of a wealthy businessman, who finds herself face to face with a legacy of terror as she begins to discover that her own daughter, adopted at birth, may have been stolen from a family of "los desaparecidos" (the disappeared ones). This is a true account of a woman faced with the hardest choice she could make, to live a lie, or risk tearing apart her own life and family.
(In Spanish with English subtitles)
(Restricted to classroom use only)
- Topics: (History: Latin American, Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature)