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Wed Oct 5, 2022, 04:30 PM

'Argentina, 1985' shows a young legal team's fight against the odds

Prime Video has released the trailer for Santiago Mitre’s Argentina, 1985 - which showcases an intense courtroom drama surrounding the most important trial in the history of 20th century Argentina.

Directed by Mitre, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Mariano Llinás, the movie chronicles the story of the historical Trial of the Juntas, a five-month event which took place in 1985, two years after the country’s bloody military dictatorship was replaced by democracy.

The trial set a precedent not only for the Latin American country but also for the whole globe. Never before had the world seen the heads behind a dictatorship — nine high-ranked military officials, in this case — brought to trial, in a civilian court, for crimes against humanity.

The film follows the true story of prosecutors Julio César Strassera (1933-2015) and Luis Moreno Ocampo, now 70, as they assemble a legal team to fight a terrifying battle against all odds.

At: https://collider.com/argentina-1985-trailer-ricardo-darin/

Argentine prosecutor Julio César Strassera (Ricardo Darín) and his assistant, future International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo (Peter Lanzani), confront former dictatorship officials in Santiago Mitre's acclaimed Argentina, 1985.

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Wed Oct 5, 2022, 05:46 PM

1. The time is so appropriate for the world-wide running of this film.

Clearly fascists will do anything to avoid watching it, but the human beings who were living then realize by now how throughly the Dirty War was white-washed, ignored, even denied by the military-industrial societies across the globe, the ones who were secretly supporting the junta's control of the country.

Decent citizens of Argentina often learned they had been placed on the enemies list, and fled to all points of the compass to avoid assassination, and to protect their families. Some who failed to escape were rounded up, tortured, and murdered in coldest blood.

Seeing that line of the officers in the preview was chilling. It appears they found an actor who really resembles General Jorge Videla. Yikes. Very cold person.

After reading about this time in history over many years, I will be obligated to see this film as soon as possible. So looking forward to it, so glad I've got Amazon Prime already!

Thank you, so much, peppertree!

I'll be totally ready for this. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wed Oct 5, 2022, 05:52 PM

2. Hope you enjoy it, Judi.

You're right, of course: even all these years later, right-wing media in Argentina is still very much downplaying the tragedy - with some guests and commentators even suggesting it was no tragedy at all; but rather, the disposal of people "who had it coming to them."

(to say nothing of the socio-economic tragedy - which afflicts Argentina to this day)

And as you know, they definitely have their candidate for next year.

But enough of the ugliness. Have a great weekend, Judi.

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