The argentinian cinema It is renowned and stands out in the world for its warmth and originality. In addition, Argentine actors and actresses enjoy wide international popularity, many even achieved success thanks to their participation in various international productions, such as Rodrigo de la Serna, Cecilia Roth, Dario Grandinetti, Lali Esposito, Hector Altherioto mention a few names.
Argentina It is the Latin American country that has won the statuette for best foreign film the most times with the films La historia oficial in 1986 and El secreto de sus ojos in 2009. Other countries that won this award are Chile with the film A wonderful woman and Mexico with Roma .
Many of the productions start from scratch and create original stories, but there are also a surprising number of stories based on events in Argentina. In fact, in this note we will remember some of the films that have been inspired by real events, notable people, historical milestones and crimes that will remain in the collective memory of the country.
The Official Story (1985)
The film directed by Luis Puenzo premiered in 1985 and became the first Argentine film to win the Oscar. The film stars Héctor Alterio and Normal Aleandro, as well as Hugo Arana, Chunchuna Villafañe and Chela Ruiz. And it’s available on Netflix.
The story follows the story of Alicia (Aleandro) and Roberto (Alterio), a married couple who adopted a girl, Gaby. She is a history teacher in a secondary school, while he is a businessman who managed to get rich by doing business during the dictatorship, known as the National Reorganization Process, which was in power from 1976 to 1983. During these years the The country lived in terror, with constant repression and state terrorism. In addition, it was characterized by the disappearances of people classified as subversive or with thoughts different from those established by the de facto government.
In this context, Alicia slowly begins to suspect that Gaby may be the daughter of the disappeared and discovers the organization called Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, whose purpose is to locate the disappeared children at this time. She will then begin to investigate what was the role of her husband and will try to get to the truth about the true identity of her daughter.
In this case, accused It was directed by Gonzalo Tobal and starring Lali Esposito like Dolores Dreier, a young woman whose life is normal, but from one day to the next she becomes the most mediatic character in Argentina and her life happens to be in the eye of the storm. Dolores is accused of murdering her friend Camila Nieves, but the evidence against her is very doubtful and public opinion debates her innocence or guilt.
They also make up the cast Leonardo Sbaraglia and Ines Estevez as Luis and Betina Dreier and Gerardo Romano as Prosecutor Taboada. In addition, it has the stellar participation of the Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal.
Although Tobal stated that his film is not based on any particular case, the similarities it has with the murder of Solange Grabenheimer are undeniable. In 2007 Solange’s body was found in her house and she had been stabbed to death. The last person to see her alive was Lucila Frend, her lifelong best friend and the victim’s roommate. Besides, she had been the last person to see her. She was tried and charged with the murder of her best friend Solange.
This story is also adapted in the novel by Florencia Etcheves entitled The virgin in your eyes. For those who want to see the movie, they find it on HBO Max.
El Potro, the best of love (2018)
Other Argentinian movie which is part of the Netflix catalog. This is a biographical film based on the story of the famous quartet singer Rodrigo Alexander Goodbetter known as El Potro, who died in a car accident in the 2000s.
Through a dramatization of the life of the famous Argentine singer, the film shows us his beginnings in music, his personal struggles, his love relationships and his love for the quartet. The colt was impregnated in the history of Argentine culture as one of the most remembered singers, and it is to this day that few enjoy the success and fame of the Cordovan artist.
Lorena Muños was in charge of the direction and this is not her first biographical film, since she previously directed Gilda: I do not regret this love in 2016. The cast is made up of Rodrigo Romero, whose physical resemblance to Potro is incredible, Florencia Peña , Jimena Barón, Fernán Mirás and Malena Sanchez.
The Clan (2015)
The Puccios is an Argentine family that stood out in the 80s for committing various crimes such as kidnappings and murders of several people. It is said that they are a clan because the whole family was involved in the crimes, although only some members were arrested. The family from San Isidro shocked an entire country with their heinous crimes, which occurred between 1982 and 1985.
The leader and originator was the father, Arquímedes Puccio, who worked in the government during the military dictatorship. Together with his sons, Alejandro and Daniel, Rodolfo Victoriano Franco, Guillermo Fernández Laborda, Gustavo Contepomi and Roberto Díaz, they decided to make easy money by kidnapping members of the upper class for ransom. The victims were kept as hostages in the Puccio house, where the daughters and the matriarch, Silvia Inés Puccio, also lived.
The movie The clan premiered in 2015 and narrates these events that occurred in the 80s. William Francella, Peter Lanzani, Gaston Cocchiarale, Franco Massini Y Giselle Motta.
The heist of the century (2020)
The Banco Río robbery arguably inspired one of the highest-grossing series of all time on Netflix, The Money Heist. And this event occurred in 2006 in Buenos Aires, Acassuso to be exact.
A gang of friendly thieves devised one of the greatest and most cinematographic plans in Argentine history. The six criminals managed to mislead the police, fled with almost 19 million dollars and left a memory for the police to find, the phrase that said “In a rich neighborhood, there are no weapons or grudges. It’s just money, not love.” However, such a perfect plan fell apart with a small detail: the wife of one of the assailants decided to tell the police everything, since she had discovered her husband with a lover.
The movie The robbery of the century honors this fact that will remain in the popular imagination. Ariel Winograd directed the film and William Francella, Diego Peretti, Raphael Ferro, Paul Rago, louis luke Y Argentinian Mariano they star it
In turn, The Clan and The Heist of the Century are available in Star Plus.
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