Blessed by Fire | 2007

Drama, Adaptation
During the Falkland Islands war in 1982, a young Argentinean soldier discovers the horrors of the hostile environment around him and his inability to survive the war climate.

Cast

... Esteban Leguizamon

Actor

... Marta

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... Alberto Vargas

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... Juan

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Company

Canal Plus

Financier

Canal Plus Espana

Production Company

Universidad Nacional General San Martin

Production Company

Synopsis

A narration of the memories of a 40-year-old man, Esteban Leguizamon, who was sent to fight on Malvinas Islands in 1982 at the age of 18. A friend's attempted suicide triggers off the memories of the war times he shared with two young privates: Vargas, the suicide, and Juan, who was killed on the battlefield. Thus, the horrors of war itself, together with the ailments of hunger and cold weather are interwoven with the stories of friendship and fellowship. From Esteban's point of view, the movie shows the slow and gradual immersion of their fragile lives into the heart of death itself. Twenty years after the war, Esteban decides to return to the islands to come to terms with his past and heal old wounds.

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