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An Oscar for best international film 1985 would become the “third” for Argentine cinema, as Messi wrote, after The official story (1985) and The Secret in Their Eyes (2009). Argentina won its “third” world cup in Qatar 2022.
The captain of the last world champion illustrated his story about 1985 with a frame from the film in which Darín appears in his role as Julio Strassera, the prosecutor who accused the military juntas 37 years ago.
I want to use a phrase that does not belong to me, because it already belongs to all the Argentine people. Judges, never again.
Messi was born in 1987, two years after the trial, whose transfer to the cinema now mobilized the new generations in reviewing the atrocities committed by that civil-military dictatorship and the historical value of that trial, under the presidency of Raúl Alfonsín (1983 -1989).
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the recovery of Argentine democracy, on December 10, 1983, when the radical (social democrat) Alfonsín took office.
The film, by director Santiago Mitre, reflects the plea of prosecutor Strassera before the civil magistrates and his remembered ending: “I want to use a phrase that does not belong to me, because it already belongs to all the Argentine people. Judges, never again.”