Garage Olimpo (1999)


Set during the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983, it tells the story of María Fabiani, a 18 year-old teacher and political activist who works in adult literacy in the poor areas of Buenos Aires. His father has died and to support the family house, his mother sublets rooms. One day a military commando group dressed as civilians breaks into the house and kidnaps the young woman and take her to a clandestine detention camp. There she meets Felix, a tenant of his mother that is in love with her and that turns out to be one in charge of torturing her.

Director: Marco Bechis.
Writers: Marco Bechis, Lara Fremder, Caterina Giargia.
Stars: Antonella Costa, Carlos Echevarría, Dominique Sanda, Chiara Caselli, Pablo Razuk, Enrique Piñeyro, Paola Bechis, Adrián Fondari, Marcelo Chaparro, Miguel Oliveira, Ruy Krieger, Marcos Montes, Erica Rivas, Gonzalo Urtizberéa, Roly Serrano, Erasmo Olivera, Jean Pierre Reguerraz, Pablo Messiez.

1999 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award.


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