Movies like Captive 2003

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Captive (2003)
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Captive (2003)
Original name: Cautiva
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything she once thought true, Cristina embarks on a journey to find her true identity. Meeting others like herself, the young girl soon discovers the real-life horrors of Argentina's relatively recent past and the nightmare that claimed tens of thousands of lives during the country's "dirty war."
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, teenage life, family relations, missing person, life is a bitch, adoption, society, political unrest, against humanity, buried truth, distopia, political conspiracy, innocence lost, state affairs, female nudity, dictator, captive, cigarette smoking, military coup, female in shower, operation condor
Time: 90s, 70s, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america

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