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Clandestine Childhood (2011)

Infancia clandestina (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 September 2012 (Argentina)
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Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only ... See full summary »

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Benjamín Ávila

Writers:

Benjamín Ávila (screenplay), Marcelo Müller (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernesto Alterio ... Tio Beto
Natalia Oreiro ... Charo / Cristina
César Troncoso ... Daniel / Horacio
Teo Gutiérrez Moreno ... Ernesto / Juan
Cristina Banegas ... Abuela Amalia
Mayana Neiva ... Carmen
Douglas Simon Douglas Simon ... Gregorio
Violeta Palukas Violeta Palukas ... María
Candelaria Irigoyen Candelaria Irigoyen ... Victoria
Lucas García Lucas García ... Felipe
Lucas Zenone Lucas Zenone ... Esteban
Dylan Ezequiel Rodríguez Dylan Ezequiel Rodríguez ... Sergio
Rodrigo Romero Odriozola Rodrigo Romero Odriozola ... Claudio
Florencia Camila Pagliaroli Florencia Camila Pagliaroli ... Natalia
Joel Sebastián Serrano Joel Sebastián Serrano ... Juan 7 anos
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Storyline

Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of 1979, this film is "one about love". Written by Historias Cinematográficas

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Argentina | Spain | Brazil

Language:

Spanish | Portuguese

Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Clandestine Childhood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,009,653 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$880, 8 February 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,017, 10 February 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 85th Academy Awards in 2013. See more »

Soundtracks

Sueños de juventud
Written by Enrique Santos Discépolo and Warner Chappell
Performed by Natalia Oreiro
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Need more intensity
29 November 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1979, Argentina. 12 year old Juan and his family returns after their exile in Cuba. They are guerrillas hunted by the military junta. Juan hides his true identity to everyone including his friends at school where they know him as Ernesto.

It's an Argentinian film with the potential of compelling characters. For a film of paranoia, we need to feel it much more. The filmmaking style is slow paced. It needs a lot more energy, and I'm not advocating some big action scene. There's got to be more intensity in this story.

The kids do good work. I like their characters. Their scenes have the intensity I'm talking about. I actually think the adults don't contribute as much. This feels like a lesser 'Running on Empty'. I do like the animation to break up some of the violence. It works well as from a child's point of view. Overall it tells an interesting story.


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