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Directed by Marcelo Piñeyro
Starring Ricardo Darin

Argentina, Spain

Released: 2002

Spanish, Swahili

105 minutes

Marcelo Piñeyro's emotional drama Kamchatka is set in Argentina just after the 1976 revolution. A lawyer takes his wife and children to the country after the coup, and they adopt new identities. The story, told through the eyes of a young boy obsessed with the escape artist Harry Houdini, shows that the bonds of love and family can withstand the terrors of politics.

 

 

Kamchatka

Awards

 

Official Submission, Argentina
2002 Academy Awards
Best Foreign Language Film Award

 

Audience Award
Vancouver International Film Festival 2003