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R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
During Argentina's 1970s military dictatorship, journalist Cecilia (Emma Thompson) is concerned about the kidnappings that have been taking place in the country. She pens a critical newspaper editorial and is abducted by police. Soon after, her husband, Carlos Rueda (Antonio Banderas), develops supernatural abilities and sees his wife meeting a terrible fate. When their daughter, Teresa (Leticia Dolera), is also taken away, Carlos is nearly driven mad as he searches for them both.

Cast: Antonio Banderas , Emma Thompson , Ruben Blades , Maria Canals , Leticia Dolera , Kuno Becker , John Wood , Claire Bloom

Director: Christopher Hampton

Genres: Drama

Imagining Argentina (2003)

Release Date: January 1st, 2003|1 hr. 47 min.

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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A powerful and disturbing political drama. show more

  • 30
    Scott Foundas L.A. Weekly

    Like "Life Is Beautiful" before it, Imagining Argentina juxtaposes horrific images of torture and humiliation against gooey optimism and thinks it's saying something profound about human resilience in the process. show more

  • 30
    Los Angeles Times

    Severely marred by a plot device so ludicrous it turns a serious drama into something silly. show more

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