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454 Ratings

The Official Story

La historia oficial

Directed by Luis Puenzo
Argentina, 1985
Drama, History, War


Argentinean schoolteacher Alicia begins to suspect that her adopted daughter, Gaby, may be the child of a murdered political prisoner.

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The Official Story Directed by Luis Puenzo

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1985 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

Berlin International Film Festival

1986 | Winner: Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Film Award (Forum of New Cinema)

Academy Awards

1986 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

1986 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Toronto International Film Festival

1985 | Winner: People's Choice Award

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