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The Official Story

1985 Rated NR 1hr 50m

Argentinean schoolteacher Alicia (Norma Aleandro) is forced to question her government's official story of the "Dirty War" of the 1970s when she suspects that her adopted daughter, Gaby, may be the child of a murdered political prisoner. But her quest for truth takes a heavy toll on her relationship with her conservative husband (Héctor Alterio). This wrenching historical drama won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1986.

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Movie Details

1986 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film
1986 Academy Award®
  • Best Foreign Language Film
  • Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.