Argentina, 1985 (Argentina) (2/24)

I, for one, had never head of the “Trial of the Juntas” before watching this film. I can’t really say I knew much about Argentinian history at all. For those of you (like me) who are ill-informed, from 1976 to 1983, Argentina was ruled by a military dictatorship. When that regime was finally dismantled, its leaders were put on trial by the new government in 1985, a controversial and potentially dangerous move as the former leaders still held much sway within the country. Argentina,1985, which happens to be Argentina’s Oscar submission this year, follows the attorney tasked with prosecuting these powerful men, and his ragtag team of aides who faced overwhelming odds in the name of justice. If you love a legal drama or just want to learn more about global history, this is an incredibly engaging way to delve into the past. 

Written by Abu Bakar

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