Argentina, 1985: discover Amazon film about the military dictatorship

Directed by Santiago Mitre, the film Argentina, 1985 is already considered one of the best of 2022🇧🇷 Starring the well-known Ricardo Darín (Wild Tales), an icon of Argentine cinema, the feature is a historical drama based on facts about the period of military dictatorship in the country.


In the plot, we follow the saga of prosecutors Julio Strassera (Darín) and Luis Moreno Ocampo (Peter Lanzani), who headed an operation to bring military personnel to justice for crimes committed during the Argentine dictatorship, which took place between 1976 and 1983. At the time, 30 a thousand people would have disappeared without explanation.

Argentina, 1985 was released on Amazon Prime Video on October 21 of this year and quickly became one of the most talked about titles on streaming🇧🇷


The narrative, as the title indicates, takes place in 1985, two years after the end of the dictatorship, which until then had never been investigated. With that in mind, the film faithfully portrays the Judgment of the Boards (as the case became known), alternating between different fronts, such as the construction of the case, the testimonies of the victims and the dramas of the lives of the prosecutors (who start to suffer with threats). .


It was the first civil court that judged and condemned a military dictatorship. A historic and remarkable fact not only for Argentina, but for the whole world.

Cast and repercussion of Argentina, 1985

The main cast ofand Argentina, 1985 there are Ricardo Darín, Peter Lanzani, Alejandra Flechner, Francisco Bertín, Gina Mastronicola, Santiago Armas Estevarena, Paula Ransenberg, among others.

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Until the production of this article, the feature had a score of 7.8 on the IMDb website and incredible 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, and 96% from the public. Many of the accolades cite the plot’s powerful message, as well as its importance to democracy.


In Brazil, the film was shown during the Rio Film Festival, on June 12, and is seeking a spot in the Best Foreign/International Film category at the 2023 Oscars.

Even Argentina has a certain tradition at the Oscars and has already won the category with two other titles: The Official Story (1985) and The Secret in Their Eyes (2009).

Remembering that the film is available on Amazon Prime Video.

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