Argentina, 1985 (2022)

“A team of lawyers takes on the heads of Argentina’s bloody military dictatorship during the 1980s in a battle against odds and a race against time.” – IMDB

Argentina, 1985 (2022)

Going into Argentina, 1985, I thought it was going to be a rough two hours. Given that the movie focuses on the trial of leading members of Argentina’s military dictatorship and the horror they inflicted on the country for decades, I thought the movie was going to be incredibly dark and depressing.

Instead, I was extremely relieved to find a movie that so well-balanced the weight of its subject matter, while also maintaining a message of hope and allow the audience moments of levity.

The recipe for this movie worked so well and included:

-A David vs. Goliath struggle

-A likable ensemble with great chemistry

-The older “professor”-type paired with young, passionate up-and-comers

-Montages à la Spotlight and All the President’s Men

-As many laugh out loud moments as tear-jerking moments

-An education on real and relatively modern global history

-A focus on the victims and heroes, as opposed to the perpetrators

And finally…

-A sob-worthy ending that will also make you run over to Youtube to watch the real event

All of this led to Argentina, 1985 being a very different movie than what I was expecting, but one that I thoroughly enjoyed and am likely to watch again.

Rating: 8 out 10 Claire Bears


If you like this movie, you should also watch: Marshall, Just Mercy

Streaming: Amazon

With: Ricardo Darin, Gina Mastronicola, Francisco Bertin

Directed By: Santiago Mitre

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