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The Official Story

Political terror hits home, as a Buenos Aires teacher and housewife discovers that her family life is not only a lie, it’s a lie grounded in government treachery and murder. Forget conspiracy foolishness, for Luis Puenzo’s Oscar-winning tale is based on solid, documented truth, with an American connection. This is one of the first of the modern filmic political exposés from Latin America.

The Official Story


The Cohen Collection

1985 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 112 min. / La historia oficial / Street Date October 9, 2018 / 25.99

Starring: Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Chunchuna Villafañe,

Hugo Arana, Guillermo Battaglia, Chela Ruíz.

Cinematography: Félix Monti

Film Editor: Juan Carlos Macías

Original Music: Atilio Stampone, María Elena Walsh

Written by Aída Bortnik, Luis Puenzo

Produced by Marcelo Piñeyro

Directed by Luis Puenzo

In 1986, Luis Puenzo’s film The Official Story won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. A few years earlier, any

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