Clandestine childhood

Clandestine childhood

DVD - 2013 | Spanish
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Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of 1979, this film is "one about love".
Publisher: [New York] : Film Movement ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by RB Media, [2013], 2012.
ISBN: 9781470338558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110, 25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Veo veo.


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Apr 09, 2015

Sometimes parents are involved in things that have grave consequences and the ones who wind up getting hurt are their children. This is a true story of parents who forgot their first job was to take care of those they brought into the world and not be so adamant about their country and a revolution thinking they were going to change things.
It sounds familiar with people who have been so strung up with something and their family suffers in the end.

Apr 22, 2014

This is a great movie from Argentina. A great coming of age story from the days of the Argentine military dictatorship.

Also check out these 'growing up revolutionary movies': "Blame It on Fidel" (2006) "A 9-year-old girl, Anna de la Mesa weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris." Manchura (2004) "Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile." Have yet to see: The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006) "A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil."

d2013 Oct 19, 2013

The coming-of-age story of a young boy growing up in turbulent times. Based on true facts.

Sep 12, 2013

The story is supposed to be based on true events, and this makes the film more interesting. We are looking at children growing up in a very unusual environment - persecution and violence in Argentina in 1979. However, I have to say I think Juan's parents, despite their ideology, should not have exposed their two children to unnecessary risk. To me, that was not love, but recklessness. For this reason the story did not engage as it should have. Subtitles.

voisjoe1 Jul 19, 2013

Through a boy’s eyes, we see the life of a family of Montoneros, a military guerilla group in Argentina that is trying to violently overthrow the fascist junta that took over the country after the death of Juan Peron. The boy’s story is really the story of the director when he was young. Even when there was a chance for a democracy, the Montoneros rejected the idea as they did not believe the country would become a true democracy. The Montoneros were wiped out in just a few years as they could not really overthrow a strong military with just a few bombs and assassinations here and there.


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