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GARAGE OLIMPO


Year: 1999
UK: Barbican
Cast: Antonella Costa, Carlos Echeverria, Dominique Sanda, Chiara Caselli, Enrique Pineyro, Pablo Razuk
Director: Marco Bechis
Countries: Argentina / Italy
Language: Spanish
UK: 98 mins
UK Release Date: 22 September 2000

Synopsis

Set during Argentina's military dictatorship in the late 1970s, GARAGE OLIMPO is the heart-wrenching story of Maria (Antonella Costa), a young outspoken teacher, living in Buenos Aires, who is arrested for her membership of a militant organisation. Whilst the rest of the city is absorbed in World Cup football, she is interrogated in a local garage, Garage Olimpo, which has torture cells beneath it in the basement. She is forced to adopt strategies for survival. A shocking, moving and intense portrayal of a brutal period in recent history.










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