Posted Wed Dec 2, 2015 at 06:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The drama starring Damián Alcázar is now available.
In an announcement to retailers, Cinema Libre has released 'Olvidados' on Blu-ray.
After suffering a heart attack, retired General José Mendieta (Damián Alcázar) is haunted by his dark past as an officer in Operation Condor, the CIA-backed campaign of political repression in Latin America that was responsible for executions, torture, and imprisonments in the 1970 s. It is estimated that over 400,000 people were imprisoned and 30,000 forcibly disappeared as a result of these government actions. In a letter to his son Pablo (Bernardo Peña), Mendieta confesses the role he played in the abduction, persecution, and execution of countless men and women during his posting to Chile. Journalist Marco (Carlotto Cotta) and his pregnant wife Luciá (Carla Ortiz) are among those who were arrested, along with their activist friend Antonio (Tomás Fonzi) and revolutionary Andrea (Ana Calentano). They suffer terribly under Mendieta and his cohort Sanera (Rafael Ferro, Guapas), which leads to a cascade of betrayals, secrets, and stolen lives that spans generations. Olvidados (Forgotten), Bolivia's Foreign Language Film submission for the 87th Academy Awards®, stars renowned actors from five countries, and was filmed in Bolivia, Argentina, and New York. It is the first film to specifically address the horrors perpetrated under Operation Condor, which was responsible for: 50,000 deaths; 30,000 disappeared ; and 400,000 arrested and imprisoned in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Specs have not been detaile yet, but supplements will include: Trailers; Photo Gallery; Making of Olvidados with Producer/Actress Carla Ortiz; Finding the Story; Production; Collaborating with the Artists; Post-Production; and The Film's Impact.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Olvidados' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 1.
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