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Argentina, 1985

Venezia 79 Competition

Director:
Santiago Mitre
Production:
La Unión de los Ríos (Agustina Llambi Campbell, Santiago Carabante, Santiago Mitre), Kenya Films (Federico Posternak, Ricardo Darín, Chino Darín), Infinity Hill (Axel Kuschevatzky, Victoria Alonso), Amazon Studios
Running Time:
140’
Language:
Spanish
Country:
Argentina, USA
Main Cast:
Ricardo Darín, Peter Lanzani, Alejandra Flechner, Santiago Armas, Laura Paredes, Carlos Portaluppi
Screenplay:
Santiago Mitre, Mariano Llinás
Cinematographer:
Javier Juliá
Editor:
Andrés Pepe Estrada
Production Designer:
Micaela Saiegh
Costume Designer:
Mónica Toschi
Music:
Pedro Osuna
Sound:
Santiago Fumagalli
Visual Effects:
Leandro Pugliese

Synopsis

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.

Director’s Statement

I can still remember the day Strassera closed his indictment: the roar of the courtroom, my parents’ emotion, the streets finally able to celebrate something other than a soccer match, the idea of justice as an act of healing. The trial of 1985 made Argentinean justice acknowledge and deliberate a long overdue claim. As I researched, I stumbled onto unknown aspects: the prosecutors’ backgrounds, the young team with no experience, the region that was still under dictatorships. This story resonated with me and set in motion my desire to make a film about justice, and go deeper into the cinematic and political search than ever in my previous films, this time based on actual events.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Agustina Llambi Campbell, Santiago Mitre, Santiago Carabante – La Unión de los Ríos
Montevideo 1837, 8th Floor
C1021 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel. +54 91164670452
info@launiondelosrios.com
http://vimeo.com/launiondelosrios

PRODUCTION 2: Federico Posternak, Ricardo Darín, Chino Darín – Kenya Films
Av. Álvarez Thomas 634, 8 th Floor Apt. C
C1427CCT – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel. +54 91162006138
info@kenyafilms.com
http://www.kenyafilms.com/

PRODUCTION 3: Axel Kuschevatzky, Victoria Alonso – Infinity Hill
2049 Century Park East, Suite 1400
90067 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 3108717804
axelkuschevatzky@infinityhill.co.uk
http://infinityhillfilms.com/

PRODUCTION 4: Amazon Studios
9336 W. Washington Blvd.
90232 – Culver City, United States of America
Tel. +1 4244347831
dardarin@amazon.com
http://press.amazonstudios.com/ar/el

WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION: Amazon Studios
9336 W. Washington Blvd.
90232 – Culver City, United States of America
Tel. +1 4244347831
dardarin@amazon.com
https://press.amazonstudios.com/it/it

PRESS OFFICE: Adele Ibbotson, Isabelle Pitre, Michelle Moretta – DDA PR
Mob. +44 7530965120 (A. Ibbotson)
Mob. +44 7867446546 (I. Pitre)
argentina1985@ddapr.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Adele Ibbotson, Isabelle Pitre, Michelle Moretta – DDA PR
Mob. +44 7530965120 (A. Ibbotson)
Mob. +44 7867446546 (I. Pitre)
argentina1985@ddapr.com


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