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as Cristina Quadri
as Elisa Dominich
as Juez Barrenechea
as Pablo Quadri
as Licenciada Bernstein
as Adela de Quadri
as Doctor Gómez
as Hermana Teresa
as Prof. Lucrecia
as Jorge Macías, Tuco
as Madre Superiora
as Graciela de Macías
as Susana Macías
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Critic Reviews for Cautiva
Part detective story, part coming of political age saga, and all teenage identity crisis.
If Biraben had devoted more energy to the human contours of his story, its metaphorical implications would have sorted themselves out.
Neither Biraben's script nor his direction leave room for doubt as to how he feels about the nightmarish past, but he's smart enough to know that even justified outrage sometimes has to be tempered with the complexities of human intentions and realities.
The Argentine thriller Cautiva features a solid performance by 23-year-old Barbara Lombardo that goes a long way in making up for the telenovela script.
The debut feature of Gastón Biraben, Cautiva is most potent in its first hour, as it bears witness to the disorientation and distrust experienced by a young girl whose life is suddenly turned upside down.
Audience Reviews for Cautiva
great movie about argentina's "disappeared" and the fallout from the last dictatorship there in the late seventies.
This was a stunner of a movie! Interesting in a historical and political sense. I thought the ending music and shot of the stars was a lovely note to end on. A very touching film. The young actress, Barbara Lombardo, who plays the teen, does an excellent job. The director deserves credit for a clearly presented story. Seemingly very realistic portrayal of a tragic part of Argentina's past. Worth seeing.
I speak Spanish pretty well I have been to Mexico 25 times over the last 30 years so I keep my Spanish up I watch a lot of movies from Spain Mexico and Argentina. Not that many really 3 and 4 star movies have come from Argentina the Latin speaking country with history of economic failure and dictatorships. I had seen the Jack Lemmon Costa Gravis Movie "Missing" I forget what the date was in the late 80s and early 90s word started being circulated about the "Disappeared" persons of Argentina. Cautiva is a must see "not to be missed" movie about this type of thing and Argentinian past. Christina at young girl who just had her quincinera is taken from her family by the Argentinian justice and give to her real grandmother. Both here parents were kidnapped and murdered. The Argentenian state was organized during the military regime by The National Reorganization Process (in Spanish, Proceso de Reorganización Nacional, often simply El Proceso) which the name used by its leaders for the military government that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983 as a criminal enterprise. These dictators were supported by the US Foreign Policy and the CIA. Cautiva is a shocking and powerful movie about one young woman's search for the truth. 30000 to 50000 people were "Disappeared" All interested in truth liberty justice and ending humans rights violations should watch this emotional movie. five stars
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