This Saturday, the film arrived at the Venice Film Festival Argentina, 1985directed by Santiago Miter and starring Ricardo Darin Y Peter Lanzani. The film, which will be released in theaters on September 29 and will later be available on Prime Video, is about the trial of the military dictatorship that ruled between 1976 and 1983 and is inspired by the team of prosecutors led by Julio Strassera Y Luis Moreno Ocampo who achieved, despite threats, something that at the time seemed impossible.
“The 1985 trial is a fundamental fact for Argentina. It inaugurates democracy and at the same time condemns violence as a possibility. We believed that cinema had to portray it and we are happy and proud to have been the first to do so and present it to the world in this way. Why hasn’t a movie like this been made before? I couldn’t tell. Perhaps time was needed to be able to tell this story,” Miter said at the press conference prior to the screening.
yesThis is a co-production between La Unión de los Ríos, Kenya Films, Infinity Films and Amazon Studios. The producers are Axel Kuschevatzky, Federico Posternak, Agustina Llambi Campbell, Ricardo Darín, Santiago Mitre, Santiago Carabante, Chino Darín and Victoria Alonso. In charge of the executive production are Cindy Teperman and Phin Glynn.
The official synopsis reads: “It is inspired by the true story of the team of prosecutors led by Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo who, accompanied by a group of young people in their David vs. Goliath battle against power, dared against all odds and under constant threat, to prosecute the heads of the bloodiest military dictatorship in Argentina, providing justice to its victims and peace to its survivors.”
The trial of the Military Juntas during the government of the president Raul Alfonsin It was one of the most important judicial events in Argentine history, where those responsible for the National Reorganization Process that took place between 1976 and 1983 were tried for the violation of human rights that occurred while the military occupied power. The film deals with one of the most crucial moments since the return to democracy.
Regarding the importance of this film and its implication in the current situation in the country, Darín pointed out in dialogue with the media: “It is looking forward, above all, towards the new generations. to the idea of regain dignity and not lower your arms from the example, not only from the speech. This is a film full of humanity and from it the relationship with the youngest is very committed”.
For his part, Lanzani added: “I did not experience the dictatorship. I was born later. But I empathized above all with the humanity of the story and the characters. That’s what struck me the most when I read the script. In the eyes of all of us, when we looked at each other while we acted, everything happened, having lived it or not. There we immediately realized what was right and what was wrong. In my case, I tried to find the tone for the character, the lexicon of a lawyer is always complex. He would dress me up in a suit at my house, introduce me and talk to my friends like that. And what can I say about Ricardo, for our generation he is an eminence”.