The experience of an unknown universe which hides the contradictions and charms of a life of militancy, where there is a mixture of fear, joy, love and passion.

1979. From exile, the leaders of the revolutionary movement Montoneros prepare the Contraofensiva (‘counteroffensive’) operation in order to achieve the victory of the socialist revolution in Argentina. Some groups of militants return to their country with false identities so as to reintegrate into society, and have an apparently "normal” life that allows them to develop clandestine activities, avoiding the ferocious repression imposed by the military. Some of the militants who returned, took their children with them. Juan was one of them...

Director: Benjamín Ávila
Producers: Carles Porta, Óscar Rodríguez, Luis Puenzo, Maxi Dubois, Benjamín Ávila
Antàrtida delegate producer: Tània Balló
Screenwriters: Benjamín Ávila and Marcelo Müller
Director of photography: Iván Gierasinchuk
Production managers: Matías Miller and Maxi Dubois
Art director: Yamila Fontan
Film editor: Gustavo Giani
Sound: Fernando Soldevila
Postproduction company: 3DN (Argentina)
Soundtrack: Pedro Onetto and Marta Roca
Selected at the Tiff 2012, Toronto International Film Festival. Section Contemporary World Cinema
Opening film at the Horizontes Latinos section, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2012
Selected at the Quinzaine des réalisateurs, Cannes Festival 2012
Winner of the Casa de las Américas Prize at 2011 Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián.
Coral Award for Best Unpublished Screenplay at the 31st International Havana Film Festival 2009.
Winner of the ARTE Channel Prize - Produire Au Sud - BAFICI 08 (Buenos Aires).
Finalist at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence 2008.
Selected to participate in the coproduction meetings of the 25th Guadalajara Film Festival 2010.
Selected to participate on the “Fons d’Aide au Development du Scénario”- Amiens Festival 2007.
Selected to participate on the Mannheim Meetings 2007.
A production of Antàrtida Produccions Audiovisuals, Historias Cinematográficas, Academia de filmes and Habitación 1520.


Ernesto Alterio on one of the scenes from film


Interview with Ernesto Alterio and Benjamín Ávila

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