‘Argentina, 1985’ depicts the real-life judicial heroes of the Trial of the Juntas

“Argentina, 1985,” which will represent Argentina at the 2023 Goya Awards in February, is now available on streaming platforms, along with the film's soundtrack. The movie also has been submitted as Argentina’s entry for the best international film Oscar. 
 
Directed by Santiago Mitre, the film is inspired by the true story of prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo; in 1985, the two dared to investigate and prosecute the bloodiest military dictatorship in Argentina's history. Undeterred by the military influence in the fragile new democracy, Strassera and Moreno Ocampo assembled a young legal team for their David vs. Goliath battle. Under constant threat to themselves and their families, they raced against time to bring justice for the victims of the military.

Ricardo Darín, Argentina’s foremost film actor, stars as Strassera in this depiction of the so-called Trial of the Juntas, the biggest prosecution of war crimes since the Nuremberg Trials after World War II.

After playing on the U.S. film-festival circuit, “Argentina, 1985” is expected to receive a U.S. theatrical release early next year. It's available now on Amazon Prime Video and other digital platforms.

Produced by Pedro Osuna, the soundtrack features 20 songs, including “Nunca Más,” the title cut performed by singer-songwriter and six-time Latin Grammy winner Kany García. Known as an acclaimed composer of music for film, series and video games, Osuna co-wrote “Nunca Más” and several other tracks on the disc.

Co-producer Victoria Alonso said, “Art in a certain way has its responsibility, and ours has been to show a dark and violent moment in Argentina's history so that today's young people understand that the colors of our flag are also the pain and blood of our people, in addition to the blue and white.”

In addition to its other honors, “Argentina, 1985” was nominated for the Golden Lion (top prize) at the 79th annual Venice Film Festival in August and won that festival's FIPRESCI Prize. 

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