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Garage Olimpo

Garage Olimpo

A Feature film by Marco Bechis

Produced by Paradis Films

Release in France : 22/03/2000


    Maria is a political activist in an organization opposed to the Argentinean military dictatorship. She teaches reading and writing in the slums and lives with her mother in an old dilapidated residence where her mother rents out several rooms. Felix, one of the tenants, is a shy young man who's in love with Maria. No one knows his past, and he apparently has no family ties. Felix works as a garage security guard – at least that's what he claims. One morning, an undercover military squad kidnaps Maria as her frightened mother looks on. Amidst general indifference, she's taken to Garage Olimpo, one of the many torture centers lurking in the heart of Buenos Aires. Tiger, director of the center, has handed Maria over to one of his best men: Felix. He'll make her talk. Maria decides to go for broke: her survival, her very life, depends on Felix, her torturer.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Paradis Films

    French distribution :

    Océan Films Distribution

    Foreign production companies :

    Classic S.R.L., Nisarga

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    Full credits (8)

    Screenwriters :

    Marco Bechis, Lara Fremder

    Sound recordist :

    Carolina Moya

    Editor :

    Jacopo Quadri

    Music Composer :

    Jacques Lederlin

    Director of Photography :

    Ramiro Civita

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Robert Schlockoff, Cédric Landemaine

    Production Designers :

    Romulo Abad, Jorge Sarudianski

    Costume designers :

    Marisa Urruti, Caterina Giarga

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    Feature film

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    France, Italy

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    Minority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

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    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    TIFF - 1999

    TIFF (Canada, 1999)


    Contemporary World Cinema