For most, an Academy Award nomination is the definition of success. Of course, winning one is slightly better, but for smaller-budget movies or those in another language, the recognition is all it takes to make the viewing public sit up and take notice. Case in point is Argentina, 1985.
Inspired by a true story, Argentina, 1985 is already a Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film.
Produced and directed by Santiago Mitre and written by Mitre and Mariano Llinás, the film stars Ricardo Darín, Peter Lanzani, Alejandra Flechner and Norman Briski.
It follows the story of Julio Strassera, Luis Moreno Ocampo, and their young legal team, who battle to prosecute Argentina's bloodiest military dictatorship to bring justice to the victims of the Military Junta.
Whether you've seen it before or simply want to watch Argentina, 1985 for the first time, we can tell you where to find it.
Where To Watch Argentina 1985?
It doesn't matter where you live in the world, there is only one streaming service where you can watch Argentina 1985.
And that is AMAZON PRIME VIDEO.
Amazon Studios is the distributor of the movie worldwide, so it is only available on that streaming platform. It cannot be rented or purchased anywhere else.
Argentina 1985 had its world premiere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on 3 September 2022.
In order to qualify for the 95th Academy Awards, it had to have a theatrical release, which is did in Argentina on September 29th, 2022.
Amazon Studios then released the film in select theaters in the United States before it started streaming on Prime Video on 21 October 2022.
What Is Argentina, 1985 About?
Based on real events, not since the Nuremberg Trials has a dictatorship been prosecuted. That is until Argentina in 1985.
The story follows the events surrounding the 1985 Trial of the Juntas, which prosecuted the ringleaders of Argentina's last civil-military dictatorship (1976–1983).
Led by prosecutors Julio César Strassera and Luis Moreno, and with no older prosecutors willing to help with the case, they turned to a group of young law graduates aged 20 to 27.
After the military courts declined to press charges, they led the investigation and the trial against the brutal military dictatorship that ruled in Argentina for almost ten years.
In an act of true courage, and despite all the risks to their own lives, they were determined to bring justice to the Argentinian people. And Argentina, 1985 is their story.
Argentina, 1985 has been inundated with awards from across the globe and won the FIPRESCI Award at the Venice Film Festival in September 2022.
It also won Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes in January 2023. It has also been nominated for a BAFTA and an Academy Award – the outcome of which is still pending.
It does have some tough competition in its category with All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany), The Quiet Girl (Ireland), Close (Belgium) and EO (Poland) the other big contenders.
Cast And Characters
Ricardo Darín as Julio César Strassera
Peter Lanzani as Luis Moreno Ocampo
Alejandra Flechner as Silvia Strassera
Claudio Da Passano as Carlos “Somi” Somigliana
Santiago Armas Estevarena as Javier Strassera
Gina Mastronicola as Verónica Strassera
Manuel Caponi as Lucas Palacios
Almudena González as Judith König
Marcelo Pozzi as Jorge Rafael Videla, an Argentine military officer and Dictator
Jorge Gregorio as Orlando Ramón Agosti, Commander-in-Chief of the Argentine Air Force
Joselo Bella as Emilio Eduardo Massera
Sergio Sanchez as Jorge Isaac Anaya, Commander-in-Chief of the Argentine Navy
Marcelo López as Basilio Lami Dozo
Carlos Ihler as Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri who ruled as a military dictator
Héctor Balcone as Roberto Eduardo Viola, President of Argentina in 1981
Norman Briski as “Ruso”
Héctor Díaz as Basile
Carlos Portaluppi as León Carlos Arslanián
Laura Paredes as Adriana Calvo
Guillermo Jacubowicz as Ormigga
Susana Pampín as Magda
Alejo García Pintos as Judge