Argentina, 1985

Winner
Audience Award ~ City of Donostia Audience Award
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Winner
FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Film
Venice Film Festival
Winner
SIGNIS Award
Venice Film Festival
It’s a forthright, muscular and potent movie.

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Argentina, 1985

Argentina, 1985 is inspired by the true story of public prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo, who dared to investigate and prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship in 1985. Undeterred by the military’s still considerable influence within their fragile new democracy, Strassera and Moreno Ocampo assembled a young legal team of unlikely heroes for their David-vs-Goliath battle. Under constant threat to themselves and their families, they raced against time to bring justice to the victims of the military junta.
R
Genre
Drama, Fascism, Justice
Runtime
140
Language
Spanish
Director
Santiago Mitre
Writer(s)
Santiago Mitre, Mariano Llinás
Cast
Ricardo Darín, Peter Lanzani
Awards:
Winner, Audience Award ~ City of Donostia Audience Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Winner, FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Film, Venice Film Festival
Winner, SIGNIS Award, Venice Film Festival
Nominee, Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW
Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times

The new Spanish-language film from Amazon — Argentina’s submission for the 2023 international feature Oscar — gives these crimes against humanity every ounce of weight they demand but never forgets the humanity of its characters. This is particularly true of its depiction of protagonist Julio César ...

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