La amiga / The Girlfriend (1988) Jeanine Meerapfel, Liv Ullmann, Cipe Lincovsky, Federico Luppi, Drama

This film is a story of a close, but complex friendship between two women against the backdrop of the military dictatorship. They swear everlasting friendship and promise to become actresses. Twenty years later, Raquel has indeed become a famous Argentine actress. Maria is married to an electrician and has three children.
1976. The military take over the government. Carlos, Maria’s oldest son, is taken away by a special commando. Despairing, Maria turns to her influential girlfriend, Raquel. The two women begin their search for Carlos. The two go to police departments, barracks, official bureaus. But nobody will give them information. And those who ask questions are themselves suspicious. Raquel is also threatened.

Raquel leaves the country. She goes to Germany, to Berlin, the town her family was forced to leave when Hitler came to power. In the meantime, Maria joins the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo – a group of Argentine women all looking for missing members of their families. The two women do not see each other again until Maria comes to Germany to meet a friend of her missing son. Raquel realizes how much Maria has changed, how self-confident and uncompromising this shy woman from the suburbs has become. The old friendship is still there, but the differences in their opinions and attitudes to life have widened.
December 1983. The military dictatorship in Argentina comes to an end and Raquel returns to Buenos Aires. Frightened and insecure, she tries to adapt and to look forward. She wishes her girlfriend would also give up her demands. She urges Maria to accept that Carlos is dead. Maria refuses: her son is not dead, he is “missing”. Nothing should be forgotten, so that nothing can be repeated.





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Audio: AC-3 @ 320 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:45:13 minutes | Subs: English, Spanish, German (embedded)
Genre: Drama

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