Directed by award-winning Santiago Miter, Argentina, 1985 is a co-production between Amazon Studios, La Unión de los Ríos, Kenya Films and Infinity Hill. It will air in Argentine cinemas before its global premiere on Amazon.
Filming began on the feature film Argentina, 1985, a story inspired by real events that will be the first Argentine Amazon Original film.
It is a co-production of Amazon Studios, the Argentine production company La Unión de los Ríos, Kenya Films (production company founded in 2016 by Ricardo Darín, Chino Darín and Federico Posternak) and Infinity Hill (production company based in the United Kingdom, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires, led by Axel Kuschevatzky, Phin Glynn and Cindy Teperman, in association with Pedro Dávila from Mexico).
Filmed in real places where the action occurred, Argentina, 1985 will be released in theaters in its home country, before being exclusively available on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world.
The film follows a team of prosecutors led by Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo who, accompanied by a group of young people, dared against the clock and under constant threat to accuse Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship. A David vs. Goliath battle with the least expected protagonists.
With a stellar cast led by Ricardo Darín (The secret of their eyes, Wild stories) as Julio Strassera and Peter Lanzani (The clan, The angel) as Luis Moreno Ocampo, the film is directed by Santiago Miter (The patota, The cordillera) and written by Miter and Mariano Llinás (The flower, Extraordinary stories).
The producers from Argentina, 1985 are Axel Kuschevatzky, Federico Posternak, Agustina Llambi Campbell, Ricardo Darín, Santiago Miter, Santiago Carabante, Chino Darín and Victoria Alonso. Cindy Teperman and Phin Glynn are in charge of executive production.
“It is exciting to be part of such an ambitious project that will take the audience on a journey through a pivotal moment in Argentine history,” said Javiera Balmaceda, who heads the Original Content for Latin America team for Habla Hispana at Amazon Studios.
“The amazing internationally recognized Argentine cast, director and the entire Argentine production team will make one of the most exciting and best-produced films that will surely keep our audiences talking,” she added.
For their part, the producers of Argentina, 1985 expressed: «We are excited to be able to accompany the unique point of view of Santiago Miter when narrating this suspenseful story, inspired by real events of the legal cause that changed justice for forever. It is a pleasure to work on a project that will allow us to tell the whole world about this absolutely Argentine event ».