Antonio Banderas and Academy Award winnerEmma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller from AcademyAward-winning director Christopher Hampton. Carlos Rueda (Banderas) isthe director of a children’s theater in Buenos Aires, a city haunted bythe disappearance of thousands who have spoken up against the dictatorin power. When his wife, Cecilia (Thompson), disappears after writing acontroversial article, Carlos discovers he has the power to look intothe faces of those seeking the missing and see the fate of the peoplethey love. But no matter how desperately he searches for his own wife,he always finds himself one step behind. Pushed to the limits ofsurvival, it’s up to Cecilia to find her way to Carlos in a journey filled with danger, horror and suspense.
Comments by iggimarco from Argentina
Please excuse my English,now that it is my third language. I was born and raised in Argentina; Icurrently work in Buenos Aires at a café, until I get my bachelordegree in naval architecture. As crazy as it might sound, mygrandfather disappeared in the 1970s, and never came back. Perhaps toyou… this was just a movie, you can rate it as you want or give thenames you like to. But I found myself dumb founded with this film, Ifelt the worst anguish while seeing it, and forced myself to keep onwatching and to keep on remembering. I can not find words in Englishnor Spanish to describe how deeply this movie has gotten to me. It'sbeen a long time since it happened, but I see most of this film as mymind portraying old stories that my grandmother used to tell me when Iasked about the dad of my dad. A film where reality is described at itsbest and where a part of me knows that justice in this country is justa word with no meaning, it was before, and it is now. I win nothing bysaying this, nor I feel better, I just thought that perhaps I shouldcomment on the impact the movie has had on someone like me, a normalguy who studies and works in country where future has little by littlelost its meaning.
Subtitles: English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese
Duration: 1h 44min
Video codec: XviD
Video bitrate: 811 kb/s
Frame (w x H): 544 x 288
Audio codec: Lame MP3
Audio bitrate: 121 kbps