The Official Story (La Historia Oficial) DVD

DVDs - Spanish Films With English Subtitles From Latin America and Spain


SKU: 741952303190 Paragon Multimedia

The Official Story (La Historia Oficial) DVD - 1985 film directed by Luis Puenzo. Alicia Marnet de Ibáñez is a high school history professor and a well-to-do housewife in Buenos Aires, circa 1983, after the fall of the 'junta militar' that had taken over the government since 1976. A thoroughly humanistic tale, which only tangentially makes political points, the power of The Official Story arises from its basis in reality. Thousands of people really were murdered in Argentina and although this movie is a piece of fiction, it represents a situation which is almost horrific beyond belief. Aleandro is superb as a typical middle-class woman who finds that her viewpoint is based upon fallacies and becomes compelled to force a situation which she knows will be destructive. To uncover the fate of Gaby's mother (her adopted daughter) serves no solid purpose yet Alicia must do this, for peace of mind. Stars Hector Alterio, Norma Aleandro and Chunchuna Villafañe. Rated R, 112 minutes.